There is a coach and there is a player. Coach can train, do practice sessions, guide but game needs to be played by the player. The player must win for the coach to win. With our kids we are the coach. Motivating them and encouraging them to play and subsequently to play to win is our part of the deal. Yes, self-motivation is the best motivation but first let us get our kids motivated.
Plain speaking, motivation is the reason behind the act. Having said that, inspiration gets the best out of the act. Our kids need inspiration, direction and design to succeed. Belief, yes belief in them is the big inspiration for them. The fact that we believe they can do it makes them rise to our expectations and go for it. Our belief is the foundation for their motivation. Coaching, providing them necessary infrastructure and raising our expectations from them should all happen in tandem. Their motivation is our responsibility.