There is a constant complaint from teachers, parents and students about a lack of motivation. Knowing what motivates you can help you take action. Then you use the motivation to not only take action but also turn that action into a habit so you are not relying on motivation alone. Having the certainty that you can “push past” procrastination also builds your confidence:
Consider using some or all of the 7 Motivation Strategies below.
- Create desire and pleasure
How important is it to you?
- Create pain.
What will it cost you if you don’t do it?
- Create interest.
You need to bring either acceptance, enjoyment or enthusiasm about what you are doing to create interest.
- Increase your energy.
Do you exercise, take breaks, get enough sleep, eat well, drink water?
- Create positive self-talk.
Do your thoughts and emotions help you achieve what you want?
- Have a positive peer group.
Do your friends and family support and encourage you in your goals?
- Focus and chunk it down.
Do you break large tasks down into manageable parts? Do you reward yourself after you complete each part?