By: Jason Jordan, USA Today High School Sports | January 29, 2018 It’s the voice in your head that that tells you to push 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 dreaming of getting your parents that new house. It’s retiring your grandmother. It’s simply wanting never to be picked last again.Motivating factors in sports range from the simple to the simply inconceivable, but they’re all necessary to the development of elite talent.Every Monday we’ll catch up with elite athletes 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 Oaks Christian (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, the No.
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#ndn-video-player-1.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; #ndn-video-player-2.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; Oklahoma Bible Academy's girls, 12-7, won't be lacking for motivation when the Lady Trojans travel to Chisholm for the front half of a girls-boys basketball doubleheader at 6:30 tonight.The Lady Trojans have lost five straight to Chisholm — all by double digit margins — 49-31 in 2017, 47-24 in 2016, 56-36 in 2015, 58-37 in 2014 and 48-35 in 2013.OBA's last win was a 54-44 decision in 2012 when the Lady Trojans five seniors were in the sixth grade."Our seniors want one last shot to win this thing,'' said OBA coach Randy Roth. "The girls are very familiar with each other —they have played against each othe
The year is barely a month old and two of my newest clients are missing in action. Training sessions are being skipped, texts are going unanswered, and excuses are piling up. If I was the sort of drill sergeant trainer who screamed clients into complacency, my voice would be shot. But I'm an overly empathetic softie, especially when it comes to newbies who've yet to internalize the habit of training. It takes time to overcome our instinct toward avoiding hard work.I have a theory that it's not exercise and a healthy lifestyle people are resistant to, it's the idea of gyms – and gym culture – that's being sold to them by our corporate overlords. Media messages surrounding fitness and health have softened over the years, but the narrative still likens exercise to a sadistic enterprise res
Commentary & AnalysisPeeing on a print ad may sound strange at first, but it's a brilliant use of print to accomplish something that is very difficult to do - create a powerful new motivation to buy.By Heidi Tolliver-WalkerPublished: January 29, 2018In a previous article, I talked about the Fogg Behavioral Model and how it helps to understand, predict, and motivate customer behavior as it relates to product marketing. Not that IKEA is channeling the Fogg Behavioral Model specifically, but a recent article on AdWeek couldn’t be a more perfect example of this dynamic operating in print. Dr. B. J. Fogg is a social scientist who studies what causes people to pull the trigger on a purchase. What makes them decide to make that purchase right now? His model brings together thre
Mauricio Pochettino said Tottenham lacked motivation in their FA Cup fourth round tie at Newport County after Harry Kane's late goal spared the Premier League side's blushes.Padraig Amond's header had the League Two outfit on track for a famous upset at Rodney Parade before Kane tapped in at the back post in the closing stages on Saturday.Newport earn a lucrative replay at Wembley as a result but Pochettino was unimpressed with a flat performance from Spurs despite the Argentine having named a strong team."A little bit relieved, well a lot," Pochettino told reporters. "We were very disappointed with the first half, in the last half hour we created some chances and deserved the draw."We lost every challenge in the first half, difficult to play forward and always playing safe. The te...
Growing up in East Liberty, Khayree Wilson was like any other kid.When it was a nice day, he would go outside with his friends and play.His best friend wasn’t like any other kid, though. And his friends knew it.“My godbrother, my best friend, Justin Mullen, Peabody High School,” Wilson said, listing his descriptors for emphasis. “I would be outside every day with our other friends, but he (wouldn’t). He was in a gym every day, all day.”Mullen, Wilson believes, was supposed to be “the one” – the kid from East Liberty to make it big.In the early 2000s, Mullen was a three-time City League champion at Peabody, which closed in 2011. The 5-10 guard was a four-year varsity player, three-year starter and a City League Player of the Year.“I watched him be the best point guard in the city of Pitt
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Tammy Duckworth said that becoming the first sitting U.S. senator to give birth will only make her "want to be there longer" so she can see to it that women are never forced to choose between their careers and their families. "I want to be there to really be able to make the change, so that my daughters will grow up not knowing any boundaries, so that my daughters will grow up not having to make that choice between their profession and their fertility," Duckworth told ABC station WLS-TV Chicago. Nine U.S. house members have given birth while in office. Duckworth downplayed the circumstances surrounding the arrival of her second child -- another girl, due in April -- by saying "if we had more women serving, I think this would not be so pioneering." The 49-year-old Illinois Democrat s...