Feeling stuck with your education? Losing motivation, not knowing if it’s going to work out for you in the end?
Well, we all have been there. Sometimes we get overwhelmed by classes, the voluminous course syllabus, and the workload isn’t ever seen to reduce.
This leads to negative thoughts on education, thoughts about quitting school, academic impairment leading to failure.
If you are not careful, you might just end up letting the thoughts creep and negatively impact your education.
This is why you need to always stay motivated. In this article, I shall share some of my top advice to motivate you to stick to your education.
1. Embrace failure
One of the keys to making progress academically is embracing failure.
We all fail sometimes. That is okay. What is not okay is to remain there.
Learn from your mistakes. Sometimes we sit for a test that we took so long to prepare for and we felt as if we’re going to pass. However, things don’t go as planned.
Don’t lose the motivation to continue working hard for your goal and academic aspirations.
Understand that making a mistake is not failing, failing is not learning from your mistake.
Do not repeat the same mistake twice. Release yourself from the guilt of failing a test or an exam and allow yourself to learn from it and make better progression.
Having this mindset will help you stay motivated and stick to your education.
2. Surround yourself with a supportive community.
The famous phrase goes, ‘show me your friend and I will tell you your character.’
The same applies to your academics. Trying to get better at math? Make friends with mathematicians.
It is that simple! The community you surround yourself with can greatly impact your performance.
Learn from your friends, look at what they do best, and how you can apply that to your life. Gauge your weaknesses and compare them with how your friends handle them.
Be willing to receive positive advice and not take it as personal when critiqued.
3. Be self-discipline
One thing almost all top athletes in the world have is this great virtue, self-discipline.
Self-discipline is the correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement.
Some of the best advice to be more self-disciplined is to remove temptations.
You have been in the education system for a huge part of your life, do not quit or fall into the temptations of quitting.
Look at the benefits ahead rather than the huddle you are facing at the moment.
4. Choose the right course and stick to it.
At some point in the course of your education, you rethink whether it is worth it to study in that profession.
I have spoken to a lot of students who’ve had to go back on the drawing board to decide on an alternative career path.
While it is still possible and attainable to succeed after shifting a career path, it is important to emphasize making the right course choice.
Choose the right school, look at the courses they offer and the quality of education there.
Schools that offer good quality education to their students are in itself a motivation to anyone who chooses to study from that school.
It assures you that at the end of it all, you stand a chance of being, if not the top, one of the best in that particular field.
How then do you choose the right school and course for you? It is recommended that you scrutinize its reviews.
Engage with people’s feedback on the best courses and the recommendable schools to take them from.
5. Set realistic goals
Goal setting is a very crucial part of academic success.
A goal is a vision of what you want to achieve after a specific period. It might be a short-term or long-term goal.
You are free to dream. Dream however big you want. Just ensure that you set realistic goals to take you to your dream.
Set attainable bars, as soon as you achieve it, you can appreciate yourself for the milestone then go ahead and set it higher and higher.
Aiming at an unrealistic goal will only bring more frustration and of course, will lead to you losing focus on your education.
Reading this article alone shall not guarantee you to stick to education.
You might have gotten the motivation to improve or at least fall back to your studies again, but it all rests on you to apply the tips in your studies.