No matter the project, staying motivated takes work. Almost always, at some stage, you will lose the motivational spark you had when you began. So how do we stay motivated?
A List Apart has a great article about staying motivated in creative projects. However, these tips can be associated with any activity.
Retreat, but don’t surrender
Never give up on projects or problems. Put them aside for a while, but always come back to solve them (even if it’s only developing a theory for solving them). Solving these problems will build your confidence, your knowledge, and (hopefully) your portfolio.
Staying Motivated – [AListApart]