Are Elite Athletes motavitated internally

Who am I

I am Christopher Hunter, a sophmore at schlagle High school. I played JV basketball I also play varsity baseball. I am an Honor student awarded with bronze, and silver. I love to play sports and watch sport movies. I hate seeing bullying and people getting beat up. I don't like seating around for a long time or period doing nothing

Essential Question

Are Elite Athletes Motivated Internally?
I chose this topic to talk about because i want to know how i can be the best at what i do when i get older

What i Already Know

What i know about this topic is that athletes become the best by some type of motivation.
What i think i know is that some athletes get motivated from music, speeches, or by other people.

What i hope to Gain

What i hope to gain from this topic is that is Athletes Motivated internally and to see if this can help me in the future when I'm doing something to try to be the best.
Best motivational speech EVER! *Never give up!!!* Eric Thomas

Intrinsic motivation

Refers to behavior that is driven by internal rewards. In other words, the motivated to engage in a behavior arises from within the individual because it is intrinsically rewarding.
For an example, if you playing in a game and you want to do something good you go out there and do it because you are motivated by your self cause you want to do it not by award or money given to you.

Extrinsic Motivation

Refers to behavior that is driven by external rewards such as money, fame, grades, and praise.For an Example, if somebody said if you go dunk on 5 people in one game i would give you 30 dollars. That's way of being motivated by Extrinsic.

Lebron James Quotes

"Well, I mean, to me, I think my ultimate - my ultimate goal is winning championships and - and I understand that me going down as one of the greats will not happen until I, you know, win a championship.
What this quote is saying is that Lebron is motivated internally because he want to work his hardest to accomplish in something he want.

A Internal and External Story

One day when i was like 12 years old me and my friends use to play basketball for money. There would be like 6 teams of 3 and the winner of the team would get all the money. I would say my team won twice and other teams would win the others. The point is, is that in stead of me being Internal and Intrinsic of playing the game cause i wanted to win to be successful, I chose to be external and Extrinsic to play because i wanted to win to get the money and the award.

Next Steps

So how do being motivated internally help you to be the best athlete?

To know more I'm going to do more research to fine out other things i didn't know.


So to answer my question some Athletes are motivated Internally which is intrinsic and some External which is extrinsic. Some Athletes might be motivated internally because they want to accomplish something in life they want so they work for that goal they want. But if you are motivated Eternally you are trying to work for something cause you are getting a award or money.