To be honest, I don’t have to motivate myself for what is useful to me in life and what I like. I’ll reveal a secret for someone, but if you force yourself to love, that is, hammer a thought into your head, then what you really love it, then you can learn anything in the shortest possible time (I prepared for the exam from scratch in a month)
It's enough for me to revise a piece of George Carlin's speech. Just searched for by the query "Karleen about motivation"
Nothing motivates better than understanding why you (specifically you!) Need this study.
Personally, I motivate myself by the fact that I want to become better, and by studying you develop, acquire some skills and abilities. As a particularly pleasant thought when you have learned something and now know how to do it, or know something. For example, you learned how to repair a crane and how nice it is when you can independently repair it in case of a breakdown, or how nice that you studied the mythology of Ancient Greece before, when intellectual people were arguing about which feat of Hercules was the most outstanding (conditionally), you can join the conversation and discuss, because you already know about this, but before you could not say two words about it. There can be many sources of motivation, but the source that I use (a permanent desire to become better, to develop) is fundamental and most effective, because other sources of inspiration can come and go, and this one is autonomous, and if you have already acquired this desire, then you will hardly ever lose it (we are talking about development in general, and not about any specific area).
To study at my university - no way, I come to the session, I pass for the sake of a diploma and I forget almost everything safely. Most of the disciplines there do not interest me and I do not intend to work in my specialty - I realized that it is not mine, but it’s a pity to quit in the fourth year.
Regarding self-development, it all depends on the mood. It so happens that I am drawn to learning new information, I can sit all day for articles or books, google and read greedily. And there are also bouts of procrastination that drag on + - for a week. I don't know if this is due to my low self-esteem and a tendency to self-flagellation, but in such cases it is enough for me to say to myself that I am sliding to the bottom of this world, I will not settle down in life even half of my dreams, and in general I will not be interesting to anyone. The method, of course, is not so-so, but personally it affects me like a cold shower.
What is strange, as a schoolgirl I could not motivate myself to study well, and I was a kilometer away from the title of "excellent student". At the university, some metamorphoses happened to me: the level of academic performance increased dramatically, moreover, I began to be included in the ranking of students with the highest academic performance at the faculty. Why did this happen?
At school, children are forced to spend their potential on a wide range of subjects, for many of which they almost hate. Higher education provides an opportunity to concentrate on the specialty that interests you the most.
So what is motivating me now? Firstly, the possible receipt of a red diploma, and secondly, the realization that I can become the best when performing some task (in fact, which helps me to form certain ideas among teachers and students about myself), and thirdly, I never feel I feel as good as when I watch the attempts of classmates to take the session, while everything is closed to the machines. Plus, academic success helps me develop and find a good job.
Ps: I almost forgot about an important fact, the excellent student status leads many students to me with a request to write an essay \ coursework \ diploma (of course, for good reward). Not a bad motivation too!
Nothing. I never motivate myself for anything. The very concept seems to me the height of absurdity. How do you force yourself to do what you do not need and do not want? I do not force. I study because it is necessary and interesting. I don’t play basketball - because it’s unnecessary and not interesting. And it never even crossed my mind to "motivate" myself to play basketball. Why are people trying to do this - I am lost in disbelief ...
There are two models of motivation.
Motivation "From ...": for example, I am a rogue student living on the money of poor parents, but I want to live well, so I will study. That is, with this model of motivation, everything is bad for you, but it should be better.
Motivation "K ...": I am a major student, everything is fine with me, but my best friend Kolya Mercedes, and I drive a used Honda like a rogue, I will work on myself, study, buy Mers. That is, with this model of motivation, everything is fine for you, but it should be even better.
In general, you need to understand what you really want to learn, as you decide, the problems of insufficient motivation will no longer arise.