I remember myself as a student having a meek motivation. It used to be all games until it was time for final assessments. I could see my classmates gathering around for group study. Well! To be honest those gatherings were never meant for a high-quality revision session. It used to be a time-wasting activity. Fellows would gather around for gossips and leave with nothing useful in their minds. If you are fed with a monotonous pattern of procrastination, laziness and then failure. I will suggest grab a cup of coffee and read advices from a former sedentary student to a current one.
As Stephen King said, “What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” Working hard will open lots of learning opportunities which will increase your aptitude. When you procrastinate, you keep wasting your talents. Success reaches those who use their talents for their own good. Therefore, time spent studying is a quality time, which will help you utilize your capacity to its fullest.
Young fellows usually come to me and say, “We try but we can’t find any motivation”. I usually reply them with a good and bad news. Firstly, the good news is, “You can help yourself find an inspiration”. Also, the bad news is, “You are the only one who can help yourself”. We are often dragged to a fantasy that someone or something will guide us back to the track someday. And that day never comes when we actually stand up and start studying. The only true motivation lies within you and not anywhere else. So, stop looking around and focus on yourself. Take yourself as a one member army against all odds. Following are some of the useful tips from Blogs Style which will help you get back to the right road.
Find your aim: Why am I studying?
Have you ever observed your classmates getting bored in classroom? Do you find subjects boring to an extent that you want to get out of the classroom? Mostly, it is because you don’t find them interesting. Afterwards, the question arises: Why am I studying this particular subject? When you start questioning, you actually get curious for answers. Always picture the bigger aim which is waiting for you. The learning process should always be accompanied with a holistic purpose of your education. In reality, you are going to pass out from an educational institution and actually live a life. The practical and professional life do not need your sluggish behaviour. It needs your attentive and active participation. Just keep reminding yourself that you are here to train yourself for the practical and professional life ahead. Find your aim!
If I study, I will give myself a gift
I saw a picture on the net which was labelled as “Chocolate Motivation”. I find it very interesting and innovative because right kind of enthusiasm comes when a reward is promised. If you are less motivated to do a job, always create an incentive for finishing it. Say: “I will have 4 hours of sleep, if I revise Science lesson today”. In this way, you are the master of your own ship who is cruising through a storm. I am not asking you to gift yourself expensive things. You need to keep the reality check intact. Reward yourself when you prepare a quiz, finish a lesson or learn a new concept. As a result, it will keep you interested in your studies.
Why I procrastinate?
Shakespeare says in the play Henry IV, “Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends”. It really identifies the problem of procrastination. When you keep delaying on your study, you will find yourself in front of a dead end. It is for the fact that lazy conduct always suffers. People usually complain about their procrastination yet they do not strive to find a solution. The first step to get a solution is to question, “Why I procrastinate?” Supposedly, it is because you do not find the subject interesting. Then the second step entails a question, “How can I make the subject interesting?” It follows more questions until you scrutinize the problem like a doctor and then prescribe a good medicine. In this way, you will be able to solve the problem instead of just complaining about it. Hence, you should dodge the bullets of laziness.
Time table: Do I really follow it?
Students often complain that they are always unable to follow a time table. They keep putting work on next day until due date for a project submission arrives. It creates a time crunch which results in anxiety and inability to process things. Less time to prepare for a quiz means less time to have detailed study of a lesson. You should be able to set up realistic goals for a day so that it does not overburden you. People usually write superficial goals. They end up doing nothing. The sense of doing too much in one day, keeps them anxious about it. As a result, they end up postponing the task to another day. Therefore, setting up small yet realistic study related tasks will keep you motivated.
I read it somewhere, “Bigger expectations lead to bigger disappointments”. It truly does not mean that you don’t expect success. It means that take yourself as a human being who is prone to make mistakes. If you fail an assessment or a Quiz that does not mean you cannot study. Students usually get disappointed when they face a backlash. Low grades make them think they cannot even attempt to improve them. Nelson Mandela said, “I never lose, I either win or learn”. This quote carries the message of resilience. A lose or a setback should be taken as a chance to start again. A failure in an exam should be taken as a learning opportunity. Hence, rejections shouldn’t induce hopelessness, rather as a hope for improvement.