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100+ Motivational Quotes On Dream, Goal And Future

100+ Motivational Quotes On Dream, Goal And Future

1. You Can Never Cross The Ocean Unless You Have The Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore.

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    2. If You Want Something You Never Had, You Have To Do Something You’ve Never Done.

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      3. The Distance Between Your Dreams And Reality Is Call Action.

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        4. Stop Waiting For Friday, For Summer, For Someone To Fall In Love With You, For Life. Happiness Is Achieved When You Stop Waiting For It And Make The Most Of The Moment You Are In Now.

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          5. Nobody Is Too Busy, It’s Just A Matter Of Priorities.

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            6. Do What You Have To Do Until You Can Do What You Want To Do.

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              7. Ask Yourself If What You’re Doing Today Is Getting You Closer To Where You Want To Be Tomorrow.

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                8. To Live Will Be An Awfully Big Adventure.

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                  9. I Want To See The World. Follow A Map To Its Edges…

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                    10. It Is Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been.

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                      11. Don’t Wait. Life Goes Faster Than You Think.

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                        12. You’re Never Too Young To Dream BIG!

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                          13. It Feels Good To Be Lost In The Right Direction.

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                            14. If You Haven’t Found It Yet, Keep Looking.

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                              15. Don’t Call It A Dream Call It A Plan.

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                                16. Don’t Tell People Your Dream. Show Them.

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                                  17. If You Don’t Know Where You Want To Go, Then It Doesn’t Matter Which Path You Take.

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                                    18. I Would Rather Regret The Things I Have Done Than The Things I Have Not.

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                                      19. You Attract What You Are, Not What You Want If You Want Great, Then Be Great.

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                                        20. Life Is Not Measured By The Number Of Breaths We Take, But By The Moments That Take Our Breath Away.

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                                          21. I Am Not What Happened To Me. I Am What I Choose To Become.

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                                            22. I Have Got The Dreamer Disease

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                                              23. Some See A Weed, Some See A Wish.

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                                                24 . It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done.

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                                                  25. If You Obey All The Rules You Miss All The Fun.

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                                                    26. Learn The Rules Like A Pro So You Can Break Them Like An Artist.

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                                                      27. Sometimes The Right Path Is Not The Easiest One.

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                                                        28. Do Not Pray For An Easy Life, Pray For The Strength To Endure A Difficult One.

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                                                          29. Sometimes Life Is About Risking Everything For A Dream No One Can See But You.

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                                                            30. You’re Allowed To Scream, You’re Allowed To Cry, But Do Not Give Up.

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                                                              31. Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight.

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                                                                32. Don’t Quit. Suffer Now And Live The Rest Of Your Life As A Champion.

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                                                                  33. Keep On Dreaming Even If It Breaks Your Heart.

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                                                                    34. The Question Isn’t Who Is Going To Let Me; It’s Who Is Going To Stop Me.

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                                                                      35. I’m Too Busy Working On My Own Grass To Notice If Yours Is Greener.

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                                                                        36. You Never Realize How Strong You Are Until Being Strong Is the Only Choice You Have.

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                                                                          37. Keep Your Hopes Up.

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                                                                            38. I Deserve To Be Happy

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                                                                              39. Can You Remember Who You Were Before The World Told You Who You Should Be?

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                                                                                40. The Only Person You Should Try To Be Better Than, Is The Person You Were Yesterday.

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                                                                                  41. Hey Little Fighter, Soon Things Will Be Brighter.

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                                                                                    42. May My Heart Be Brave, My Mind Fierce, And My Spirit Free.

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                                                                                      43. Only Those Who Care About You Can Hear You When You’re Quiet.

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                                                                                          44. Failure Is The Opportunity To Being Again More Intelligently.

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                                                                                            45. Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself. Life Is About Creating Yourself.

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                                                                                              46. Someday, Everything Will Make Perfect Sense. So For Now, Laugh At The Confusion, Smile Through The Tears, And Keep Reminding Yourself That Everything Happens For A Reason.

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                                                                                                47. Don’t Waste Words On People Who Deserve Your Silence. Sometimes The Most Powerful Thing You Can Say Is Nothing At All.

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                                                                                                  48. They Laugh At Me Because I’m Different; I Laugh At Them Because They’re All The Same.

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                                                                                                    49. If You’re Lucky Enough To Be Different, Don’t Ever Change.

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                                                                                                      50. I Am Strong Because I’ve Been Weak. I Am Fearless Because I’ve Been Afraid.

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                                                                                                        51. Sometimes You Face Difficulties You’re Doing Something Wrong, But Because You’re Doing Something Right.

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                                                                                                          52. When You Start Seeing Your Worth, You’ll Find It Harder To Stay Around People Who Don’t.

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                                                                                                            53. Sometimes You Just Need To Distance Yourself From People. If They Care, They’ll Notice. If They Don’t You Know Where You Stand.

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                                                                                                              54. Don’t Tell Me What They Said About Me, Tell Me Why They Were So Comfortable To Say It Around You.

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                                                                                                                55. Don’t Let The Behavior Of Others Destroy Inner Peace.

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                                                                                                                  56. Don’t Downgrade Your Dream Just To Fit Your Reality. Upgrade Your Conviction To Match Your Destiny.

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                                                                                                                    57. Only Those Who Care About You Can Hear You When You’re Quiet.

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                                                                                                                        58. Go Ahead Tell Me That I’m Not Good Enough Tell Me I Can’t Do It Because I Will Show You Over & Over That I Can!

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                                                                                                                          59. I’m Very Picky With Whom I Give My Energy To. I Prefer To Reserve My Time, Intensity And Spirit Exclusively To Those Who Reflect Sincerity.

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                                                                                                                            60. Never Apologize For Having High Standards. People Who Really Want To Be In Your Life Will Rise Up To Meet Them.

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                                                                                                                              61. The Strongest People Are Not Those Who Show Strength In Front Of Us But Those Who Win Battles We Know Nothing About.

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                                                                                                                                62. I’ve Never Met A Strong Person With An Easy Part.

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                                                                                                                                  63. The 3C’S In Life” Choice, Chance, Change. You Must Make The Choice, To Take The Chance, If You Want Anything In Life To Change.

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                                                                                                                                    64. One Of The Happiest Moments In Life Is When You Find The Courage To Let Go Of What You Can’t Change.

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                                                                                                                                      65. Sometimes You Have To Get Knocked Down Lower Than You Have Ever Been To Stand Back Up Taller Than You Ever Were.

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                                                                                                                                        66. An Arrow Can Only Be Shot By Pulling It Backward. So When Life Is Dragging You Back The Difficulties, It Means That It’s Going To Launch You Into Something Great. So Just Focus, And Keep Aiming.

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                                                                                                                                          67. Hope Is The Only Thing Stronger Than Fear.

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                                                                                                                                            68. You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice

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                                                                                                                                              69. Your Mind Is A Powerful Thing. When You Fill It With Positive Thoughts, Your Life Will Start To Change.

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                                                                                                                                                70. Time Decides Who You Meet In Life, Your Heart Decides Who You Want In Your Life, And Your Behaviour Decide Who Stays In Your Life.

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                                                                                                                                                  71. The Struggle You’re In Today Is Developing The Strength You Need For Tomorrow.

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                                                                                                                                                    72. Once You Start To See Results, It Becomes An Addiction.

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                                                                                                                                                      73. If You Can’t Stop Thinking About It, Don’t Stop Working For It.

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                                                                                                                                                        74. The Say If You Dream A Thing More Than Once, It’s Sure To Come True.

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                                                                                                                                                          75. If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.

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                                                                                                                                                            76. Believe You Can And You’re Halfway There.

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                                                                                                                                                              77. Make Your Dream Happen.

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                                                                                                                                                                78. Forget Your Past, Forgive Yourself, And Begin Again Right Now.

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                                                                                                                                                                  79. When You Face Difficult Times, Know That Challenges Are Not Sent To Destroy You. They’re Sent To Promote, Increase And Strengthen You.

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                                                                                                                                                                    80. Sometimes The Bad Things That Happen In Our Lives Put Us Directly On The Best Things That Will Ever Happen To Us.

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                                                                                                                                                                      81. What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

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                                                                                                                                                                        82. You Have To Be At Your Strongest When You’re feeling At Your Weakest.

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                                                                                                                                                                          83. You Were Given This Life Because You Are Strong Enough To Live It.

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                                                                                                                                                                            84. You Have Within You, Right Now, Everything You Need To Deal With Whatever The World Can Throw At You.

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                                                                                                                                                                              85. Nothing Can Dim The Light That Shines From Within.

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                                                                                                                                                                                86. Wake Up With Determination. Go To Bed With Satisfaction.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  87. Growth Is Painful. Change Is Painful. But Nothing Is As Painful As Staying Stuck Somewhere You Don’t Belong.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    88. In The End, We Only Regret The Chances We Didn’t Take.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      89. Life Has No Remote, Get Up And Change It Yourself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        90. You Only Live Once, You Might As Well As A Badass!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          91. Better Things Are Coming.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            92. A Single Dream Is More Powerful Than A Thousand Realities.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              93. If You Don’t Imagine, Nothing Ever Happens At All.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                94. Dream. Believe. Do. Repeat.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  95. Things Take Time. So Just Be Patient.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    96. Be All In Or Get All Out. There Is No Halfway.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      97. Do Or Do Not. There Is No Try.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        98. I Am A Daydreamer And A Nightthinker.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          99. Breathing dreams like air.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            100. Surround Yourself With The Dreams And The Doers, The Believers And Thinkers, But Most Of All Surround Yourself With Those Who See Greatness Within You , Even When You Don’t See It Yourself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              101. She Dreams More Often Than She Sleeps.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                102. Stay Positive, Work Hard, Make It Happen.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  103. We Are The Dreamers Of Dreaming.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    104. It Always Seems Impressible Until Its Done.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      105. Dream On Dreamer

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Published on May 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How To Motivate Yourself To Study When You’re Too Busy With Work

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How To Motivate Yourself To Study When You’re Too Busy With Work

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It was just after 5 AM as I gathered my things to head to the gym. As I walked down the hall, I noticed the light on in my daughter Kinsey’s bedroom. She isn’t typically up that early, so I decided to peek inside to see what was going on.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As I opened the door, I saw her sitting in bed with her laptop open and a perplexed look on her face.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “What are you doing?” I asked.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “I’m doing some last-minute studying before I take my pharmacology exam.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Why are you doing it so early?” I questioned.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “I need to get it done before I go to work because I have a full day, and I won’t want to do it later.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kinsey is a great student, and she works full-time and goes to school, so I didn’t want to question her actions. Still, as she responded, it hit me. This was one way she kept her motivation to study when she was too busy with work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I didn’t want to disturb her further, so I slowly closed the door and went on my way, pondering the question on my own, “how does one maintain their motivation to study when they are too busy with work?”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Motivation is an interesting topic that psychologists, sociologists, and scientists of all types have studied for decades. Countless books and articles have been written on the subject and continue to pop up each year. But what motivates us in certain situations? How can we stay motivated when we have so many other things on our minds like work?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        To answer these questions, we first need to understand motivation itself. More specifically, the two types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Intrinsic motivation is an incentive to engage in a specific activity that derives from pleasure in the activity itself rather than because of any external benefits that might be obtained.[1] It sounds like, “I’m going to work hard to get that promotion so I can be more fulfilled at work.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On the other hand, extrinsic motivation is an external incentive to engage in a specific activity, especially motivation arising from the expectation of punishment or reward.[2] It sounds like, “I really want that promotion at work to make more money.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How we are motivated really comes down to whether the motivation is coming from within us or outside us. We all tend to gravitate toward one more than the other, but this can depend on a specific situation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Let’s look at the facts from the specific situation in my example and break them down to understand them further.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kinsey works and goes to school like a lot of college students.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kinsey was taking her exam very early in the morning before her usual wake-up time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • She was doing the exam before going to work.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • She had a busy day of work ahead.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • She acknowledged that she would not want to do it later.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All of the facts above point to a motivated individual. What they don’t tell us specifically is, was she motivated intrinsically or extrinsically? I would lean towards intrinsic as there doesn’t seem to be any obvious reward.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This example provides some less apparent clues to ways that can help others like you. I’ve compiled the secrets inspired by these clues, along with some additional wisdom I’ve learned along the way to help you in maintaining your motivation to study.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Here are 11 tips on how to motivate yourself to study even when you’re too busy with work.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Have a Great mindset

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It all starts here, and a positive mindset can go a long way. Believe that you will achieve your goals, and focus on the good things that you have already done. Studies show that being optimistic leads to getting more done and having better overall mental and physical well-being.[3]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Visualize Success

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Once your mindset is in order, then the next step is to visualize your success. Begin with a clear vision of what you want to achieve and then experience the feeling of having that success. For example, if you know you want to get an A on an exam, break down the steps to learning the material to ensure success.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Break Your Goals Into Small Attainable Tasks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sometimes, a goal can feel too big, like graduating college with straight A’s. Think of the goals you have and break them down into simple, attainable steps instead.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For example, if you know you want to get an A on an exam, start with gathering the right resources to study, and then go further to identify what you need from each resource. Once you drill down far enough, everything becomes attainable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Reward yourself

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rewards help keep you motivated as long as they are healthy. Once you’ve set a goal, establish a small reward for achieving it. Whether it’s an edible treat you love or something bigger like a massage, this type of external motivator can help maintain your motivation and push you closer to your bigger goals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Pomodoro for the Win

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system that encourages you to work with the time you have, rather than against it. Break the time you have to study into 25-minute chunks separated by 5-minute breaks. Each interval or Pomodoro helps you resist interruptions and trains your brain to focus. You’ll find that the sense of urgency it creates is a fantastic motivator.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Measure Progress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Once you start to accomplish goals and have successful Pomodoro’s, you need to measure it all. If you do not measure and report your progress, then you’re probably not making much progress at all. According to Pearson’s Law, when performance is measured, it improves; when performance is measured and reported, it improves exponentially.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Make It a Competition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Healthy competition is advantageous to keep you moving, and it’s great for building your motivation to study. You can positively compete with others to push each other to succeed. If you don’t have anyone else, then set up a competition with yourself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For example, see how many Pomodoro’s you can do without breaking focus and looking at your phone. Keep pushing the bar higher, and you will strive to reach it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Find a Mentor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Another way for you to build and maintain your motivation to study is to find a mentor. Having a mentor is a great way to motivate and connect with someone you admire or someone in the field that you are studying. Having a mentor provides a double benefit in that they can provide both assistance and encouragement to you on your road to success.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Get an Accountability Buddy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        While this is occasionally the role of a mentor, you can also find another person studying the same thing as you as your accountability buddy or partner. With both of you focused on the same outcome, you can share ideas that you may not have thought of and understand the point of view of your friend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Studies show that publicly committing your goals to someone gives you at least a 65% chance of completing them. Having a specific accountability partner increases your chance of success to 95%.[4]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Find “Your” Time

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There’s a funny line from an old movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, where a student is disrupting class, and the teacher tells him to stop interrupting the class and do what he’s doing on his own time. The student responds, “I’m here, you’re here, doesn’t that make it our time?”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Whether you are studying with a group or solo, you still need to find the time that works best for your needs and your brain. For some, this is first thing in the morning, but for others, it’s after work when they have decompressed. By measuring your success and the efficiency of your Pomodoro’s, you can identify the optimal time for you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11. Move

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Taking the time to move is critical toward moving towards your goals. It doesn’t matter if you study at a desk, in bed, or on the floor, you still need to move. Take short five-minute breaks after each successful Pomodoro to stand up, stretch, and move your legs around. This increased blood flow will help keep you awake and get oxygen to your brain.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        After you’ve completed four consecutive sessions, then it’s time for a more extended 15 to 20-minute break. This break is the optimal time to get some fresh air and brief exercise outside. This short amount of time will make a significant difference in your level of motivation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Final Thoughts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Any of the above tips on their own can help with building and maintaining motivation when put into action. Find the ones that work for you and make them a habit. Once this is done, you won’t need the level of external motivation as you will be programmed internally for success.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I want to think that I’ve raised Kinsey with some good internal programming and her grades indicate that as well. When she got home from work around 7 PM, she came into my office and asked if she could use it for a while.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I said, “Sure, what do you need to do?”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Take my pharmacology exam.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “I thought you took it this morning.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “I was going to, but the opening time was wrong on the exam, so it didn’t open until noon today instead of midnight.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Oh, I get it now. Sure, let me get out, so you have peace and quiet.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I closed the door and left her in the serenity of my cave, knowing she would get a good grade on her exam. I ended up being right about the grade but not about the source of her motivation to study that morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When she emerged from the office about 30 minutes later, she quickly turned on the TV. It all came down to the fact that she didn’t want to miss the season finale of The Batchelor. I guess it was more extrinsic than I thought.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Reference

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        [1] American Psychological Association: intrinsic motivation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        [2] American Psychological Association: extrinsic motivation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        [3] NCBI: Optimism and Its Impact on Mental and Physical Well-Being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        [4] Entrepreneur: An Accountability Partner Makes You Vastly More Likely to Succeed

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