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 Oak Hill Academy’s (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) point guard Matt Coleman, a four-star recruit who led the Warriors to a national title last season.
The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “The Mike Conley $153 million deal because he’s a left-handed point guard and then just my little homeboys from back home. I just think about how much they look up to me and how much they’re counting on me and it makes me want to succeed that much more. I want to make them proud and help pave the way for them.”
Here are the fruits of Matt Coleman’s motivation.
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