It’s the voice in your head that that tells you to push through past seemingly impossible fatigue on the gridiron. It’s the thought that keeps your motor running at a supreme level on the hardwood.
It’s getting your parents that new house, it’s retiring your grandmother, it’s, simply, never wanting to be picked last again.
Motivating factors in sports range from the simple to the simply inconceivable; but they’re all necessary factors in the production of elite talent.
Every Monday we’ll catch up with elite athletes on all levels and get them to dish on the single most powerful motivating factor that’s gotten them to where they are now.
Today we caught up with Findlay Prep’s (Henderson, Nev.) P.J. Washington, a five-star forward who is ranked No. 16 overall in the ESPN 100 for 2017.
The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “Wanting to prove to everyone that I’m one of the best players in the country. I really feel like I’ve been underrated my whole life; even now I feel like I’m underrated. It honestly makes me mad when I’m on the court, and I just take it out on whoever I’m playing. That’s why I play with a lot of energy and passion on the court. It definitely helps me.”
Here are the fruits of P.J. Washington’s motivation.
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