Finding motivation to study
Finding motivation is a critical component of studying efficiently and getting high marks. The vast majority of successful students achieve their success by being motivated to study. Motivated students are more willing to push themselves to the limit to assure success and achieve their end goals. Students with the right motivation are generally more focused while studying and they also manage to avoid procrastination. The following tips will help you find motivation to study:
1 Set Your Goals
Setting well-thought-out goals is a very powerful technique that students can apply to get motivated to study. Setting your goals will help you to focus on the positive things that will happen once you accomplish them. Your goals could be either short-term or long-term goals. Short-term goals are the goals that you can achieve at the end of the study session. For example, you can visualize getting a good score on the test that you are preparing for. You can further imagine all the free time, relaxation and pleasurable activities that you get to do when you finish. Examples of the long-term goals of studying include getting enrolled in the college you are planning to attend and being a better person in life and in business. If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.
2 Believe in yourself.
You might face various obstacles while you are studying. It might seem impossible to do homework, work on a project or prepare an exam. You might feel unable solve an equation, understand a novel, or memorize some historical events. These obstacles might leave you frustrated, shaky and discouraged. When you face such obstacles you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself and to keep in mind that we all face obstacles. Overcoming these obstacles determines how successful we are in life and define who we are. Studying is not going to be easy, but is going to be worth it.
3 Overcome procrastination.
Putting off studying intentionally without convincing reason has a negative influence on students’ ability to get motivated. Procrastination makes it very difficult to start studying and leaves students with a giant list of things to do in a limited period of time. Procrastination might result from students’ tendency to find many excuses for postponing studying. For example, many students tend to claim that they still have time to finish studying. Moreover, many students might think that they work best under pressure. So that they prefer doing many interesting activities to studying and they put off studying until the last minute. Students need to keep in mind that the longer they delay; the harder it becomes to start studying. Never do tomorrow what you can do today.
Students generally prefer to study while they are surrounded by many types of distractions. These distractions might include TV, mobile phones and computers. Students might ascribe this to the fact that studying is generally boring and frustrating. Therefore, they prefer to be surrounded by entertainment when they start studying. However, it is found that these distractions do not help students study. Rather, they lead students to put off studying and they leave them with no enough motivation to study. See the big picture