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Is Motivation More Important Than Ability In A Successful Competitive Performance.

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Is Motivation More Important Than Ability In A Successful Competitive Performance In a successful performer it needs to have two key areas to achieve a successful competitive performance. This includes * Motivation - limits performance, in that you are more likely to perform well if you are highly motivated, while your performance may be poor if you have no enthusiasm for it. * Ability - Is the underlying factors, which are largely predetermined genetically - via skill development techniques. When considering whether, motivation is more important than ability or vice versa, you have to look at the types of personalities of the performer, and if the intended sport is an intense sport. Motivation can be given either through intrinsic or extrinsic methods. ...read more.


Achievement motivation is related to a performer's reaction to competition. There are two types of motives - need to achieve (Nach) & need to avoid failure (Naf). Both types of behaviour are to occur in a situation. Ego oriented personality types believe that ability is important but task oriented people regard effort as more important. Performance may be said to equal learning plus motivation. An activity must be interesting and appealing to most students, but each student will have a different level of motivation and reason for learning the activity. Sometimes when you can be the best of you're ability and you can still can loose everything... E.g. Gareth Southgate Sometimes when playing sport, a games situation occurs when players need motivation by coaches and managers E.g. ...read more.


This is a bad news for people that don't have natural ability to do because no matter how hard you will try you never would seem to reach your goal. These people don't not have the innate qualities, however in past research has revelled that some abilities can be enhanced to a certain extent, especially in early childhood . In some sports ability is used to complete a successful performance eg. In football or any sports which use a high amount of ability. However some sports require an amount of ability as well as some amounts of motivation to complete a successful competitive performance. Ability can be affected by motivation there is documented research that says there is. Ability can lead on to the inverted "U" theory, which states the higher your arousal level is the better you perform however if you go out of the zone, you can become over aroused and your performance. Will Bellamy ...read more.

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