Motivation

“Motivation is key”. This is the phrase that I have learnt to be very powerful during hardships in studies and, well, in life so far. To have motivation is to have a reason for doing the things that you do. It is something that can be given to you by another individual, an idea, a… Read more »

by EmiliaCobbold 2 years ago

“Motivation is key”. This is the phrase that I have learnt to be very powerful during hardships in studies and, well, in life so far. To have motivation is to have a reason for doing the things that you do. It is something that can be given to you by another individual, an idea, a dream, a grade… anything. It is the car that drives you to your most desired destination, with tunnel vision for it despite all the bumps in the road. It is the key for success.

When I think of motivation, I associate it with studying. When I was younger, my motivation in school was to stay out of any kind of trouble, therefore studying in order to get a good grade was the solution. Things grew more complicated as I went up in school- studying became hardcore for GCSE’s because bad grades meant not getting into the Sixth Form I wanted. Then studying in Sixth Form, where I am now, seems even harder… especially when the future is not based upon what school you go to next anymore. Motivation, for me, now seems a lot harder to find, particularly when I am unsure on my own intentions after school- Uni? A job? Travelling? It is almost as if the motivation I once had expired, and I need to find completely new sources of inspiration. However hard this is though, we must all find it.

Because motivation has been the one thing I have longed for since starting school up again, I have a few tips for tracking it down. 

  • Talk to anyone and everyone, in my case, about the future. I have gained so many ideas and created many goals for myself from this, ones I never would have considered. 

  • Do the things you love whenever you can. For me, writing in this magazine and creating the things I like to create often encourages me to prioritise them in my free time. I would love to be able to pursue a path that incorporates the things I love, so why not get good at them!

  • And finally, keep an open mind. By considering multiple options for, say, after school, you can find motivation just by seeing how many opportunities you have at arm’s reach.