What do we mean by motivation?
We all have different reasons why we take a certain course of action. Before you embark on any type of study or training it’s important to establish what you want to achieve through it. It might be that you want to further your career or want to learn more about a subject.
In order to maintain your motivation to study, you need to be really interested in the subject you are studying. This may sound rather obvious, but this is vital if you want to stay the course. Any subject can be interesting if you are curious to learn more about it.
How do I motivate myself to study?
People often find it helps to think back to a time in their past when they felt really excited and committed to doing something that they wanted to do, and remember the toughest part in studying is getting started. As long as you are determined and push yourself to pick up the book, half the battle is already won. With will power, determination and using the study motivation tips below, getting study motivation shouldn’t be a problem!
Watch a video where an Open University student discusses his experiences of study and getting, and staying, motivated, see Finding the motivation to learn.
Learning in a way that suits you personally is essential for staying motivated. Find out more about Making the most of your learning style.
Find some useful links on goal setting and how to get motivated at Psychology Today.