My name is Camelia and I started to get involved with Student life quite recently as I wanted to improve my student experience by getting involved in something innovative.
Over history motivation was discussed by many people as they created different theories that are used even nowadays to analyse human behavior. Maslow, Herzberg and McClelland have introduced theories about motivation focusing on different aspects. Studying them offers us a wide variety of understanding it, but experimenting it is also essential. The way I see motivation now is different than how I used to see it two years ago as I have moved to another country and everything is different.
Therefore, motivation is important as it helps us in different stages of our life. For me, it is seeing the good part in what I do. However, there was a time when I thought that motivation comes only from people and by goals. When I was in high school everyone was giving me advice and was motivating me regarding my choice of studying abroad. In this part of my life my goal was to arrive at university and I was focusing so much on it. It was hard to surpass some challenges especially when I thought I could not make it, but I had people that cheered me up and, I managed to succeed in fulfilling my dream of studying abroad.
Since I arrived in UK I started to understand that motivation is not only coming from a goal or someone else, I understood its true importance and how much value it has. As in high school I had family, friends and teachers that were motivating me. Here at University, I have learned that motivation can come from small things. What motivates me the most now is good music and the thought that I can do so much more. University showed me how important it is to make plans and to schedule busy days and never to leave things on the last day. In this way I started to see motivation in different things: from nice food, to long walks, to good talks with friends, volunteer, music and movies.
Having hard times is normal, but it is important we manage to surpass them, to get our motivation one way or the other as life is full of unexpected things that are worth discovering. Trust yourself and work for your improvement and everything else will come along.