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What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 12:44 AM

Hey everyone. Title says it all. What keeps you motivated in school? Meaning what makes you motivated to do school work, fill out college stuff, go to colleges, look into careers, study for tests, actually pay attention in class, etc.
I'm mostly asking because I've been finding it hard this year to keep my motivation up to complete school work and try to look into the bigger picture. So I wanted to know what you guys did to keep your heads up even when the pressures are deep and your way stressed out.
   
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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 12:48 AM

What keeps me motivated is that I like what I'm studying. I love engineering(that sounds so geek) but its true. Waking up everyday and thinking of seeing my friends and doing what I like keeps me motivated.


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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 01:04 AM

I agree with Andrea. I love being a nurse and taking care of people , So while i'm still in school to become an RN, what motivates me is that I love what I'm doing and I know that i'll be helping out millions in the end! (:


   
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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 02:09 AM

The main thing that motivates me is reaching my goals. I know that without school I won't be able to do the things I really want to do in life so I try to keep going for the sake of my dreams.


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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 02:14 AM

I think of all the things I can do when I get out of school. Make money, love my career with all my heart, living on my own...life away from my home. I'm so independent it's ridiculous.


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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 03:19 AM

I am motivated to keep going with school, becuase I know that in 5 years time, the person I will be will want to have finished school, if you understand what I'm saying.


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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 08:19 AM

I just want to achieve something for the first time in my life and put all of my effort into doing things I know will help me in my future. Plus it helps that I really enjoy my course i'm doing.
   
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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 10:07 AM

I'm motivated by thinking of the fact that I need good grades to get into university and I need to get into university to get a good career and I need a good career so money won't cause me the problems it's causing my family at the moment.
   
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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 10:44 AM

My parents. I want to make them proud. As much as I don't always want to I know that I have to get the grades. So I keep going.
   
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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 03:53 PM

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I'm motivated by thinking of the fact that I need good grades to get into university and I need to get into university to get a good career and I need a good career so money won't cause me the problems it's causing my family at the moment.
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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 04:27 PM

the fear of failure.


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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 05:02 PM

I tend to lose motivation quite often, but then I think about all the things I want to achieve in the future, and I need a good education in order to do them. And I'm always attempting to get better grades than my brother did when he was in school, he's a genius.
   
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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 05:06 PM

I'd like to be educated. I also want to make my parents proud and I don't want to waste their money, basically.
   
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October 9th 2009, 05:42 PM

Having a goal that I want to achieve more than anything in the world. That makes me prioritise school and work above everything else.

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the fear of failure.
Also this. I'm a massive perfectionist and would struggle to accept less than an A.

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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 06:29 PM

Honestly I find it very hard to gain any motivation for anything :| But I stayed home from college/school all last year due to depression and anxiety and it made me a million times worse. I don't want that to happen again.


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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 07:01 PM

I guess what keeps me motivated is knowing that if I do the work I'm suppose to do and try my best then I've got a good chance of reaching my goals and getting the career that I want. I also like waking up every day knowing that I'm going to see my friends and the people I care about, that always keeps me motivated.
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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 9th 2009, 07:22 PM

I get GCSEs at the end of it all. And I know that I've got Air Cadets to look forward to on Tuesdays and Fridays so the sooner I get through the day and do all the work, the better xoxox


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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 12th 2009, 04:05 PM

I know most schools around where I am don't let students do any cocurriculars if they're failing classes, so I stay involved with Marching Band, Show Choir, GSA, Class of 2011 officers, and it usually keeps me on top of things.


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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 14th 2009, 06:33 PM

I know that I'll never be able to go to the university I want to study childrens nursing (which is a fairly competative area) if I don't work hard, so I work my butt of .




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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 14th 2009, 09:51 PM

I am motivated, like many others, by the goals of the future hanging over my head. I want to get the marks I need to go to university, and I want to go to university to study something I love, and then eventually go on to work in that field and earn money to support myself.

Short term motivation comes from this white board I have hanging in my locker. It says 'SMILE =D' and it makes me happy when I see it. When I'm having a rough day it really cheers me up.


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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 14th 2009, 09:57 PM

The feeling that I "have to". Also, it's fun to point out how I'm much more intelligent than almost everyone at my school(if not everyone)


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Re: What keeps you motivated in school? - October 16th 2009, 03:24 AM

At first, it was the desire to get a good job, and be successful. I was obsessed by material gains.

Then, I didn't care at all about school. I didn't care how I was going to turn out.

THEN, after having met my (current) boyfriend, I started going to school and succeeding for HIM.

And now... I'm back to not caring again.
Sometimes I just feel too miserable and wound up in self-pity to care.

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