Episode 94: My Dancers are Being Lazy and Wont Work Hard, What Do I Do?
It can be difficult to help someone who is not motivated to work hard. Sometimes we feel pressure, as a teacher, to be the complete source of motivation. Motivation is a mental process that initiates or sometimes it sustains an athlete’s behavior, but the important part I want to bring your attention to of that definition is that it’s a mental process.
In today’s episode, I’ll be answering a question from a listener, Emily, who is struggling with a lack of motivation in her dancers. I’ll also walk you through the three main reasons that motivation drops: fixed mindset, low autonomy, and fear or failure. I’ll also talk about how to recalibrate dancers’ goals and the difference between protecting dancers’ mental health and dancers’ mental toughness.
Key Highlights –
- [0m 11s] – This Episode’s Question
- [3m 32s] – Understanding The Reason Behind Their Fear of Failure
- [3m 58s] – Fixed Mindset
- [5m 45s] – Lack of Autonomy
- [7m 06s] – Fear of Failure
- [8m 52s] – Define Success and 100% Effort For Your Program
- [9m 31s] – Reward Them for Growth
- [9m 57s] – Low Internal Motivation
- [11m 40s] – Protect Their Mental Health
- [12m 14s] – Mental Toughness
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