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    Motivation:- How do you motivate yourself?

    created by Hbee 8 days 1 hour 17 minutes ago

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    Motivation:- How do you motivate yourself?

    Hey Guys,

    Motivation is literally the desire to do things. It's the crucial element in setting and attaining goals.It gives the reasons for people's actions, desires, and needs.
    How to Get Motivated? Motivation depends upon by following a consistent pattern and routine,i.e. exercise more consistently, become more creative, start each day stress-free, sleep better.
    I'm trying to practice these things from the day I joined my Masters.

    How about you? How you all get motivated? Share your experience.

    Cheers,
    Have a great day,
    Harish

    Re: Motivation:- How do you motivate yourself?

    Hello!
    I'm not going to lie, there are some days when nothing can really motivate me. I guess we all have those days where we just don't feel like putting in any effort towards anything. However, on most days, I can motivate myself by thinking about how doing a certain amount of work, going to a certain class, etc. will help me in the future. At least for me, thinking about the overall payoff of knowledge and skill can definitely be a big help in motivating me to keep going strong as a student. Also, other types of motivation that I use can sometimes be more superficial; for example, some days I tell myself that once I finish all of my homework, I can go get Chick-fil-a or some other food as a reward for my hard work. That can sometimes be a really forceful motivator!

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    Good morning Hbee,

    I find motivation to start and finish projects when those projects are broken down into concrete steps. 10 mini-projects is a much easier beast to tackle than 1 amorphous goal.

    For example, I am currently learning to program. Rather than dive right in, I’ve broken up this task into the steps below:

    1. Research which languages would be most useful for my career
    2. Research which languages have the most available free resources
    3. Research which IDE is most popular
    4. Research which IDE has the most available free resources
    5. Set up a training schedule with progressively complex tasks
    6. Put together a spreadsheet to track progress
    7. Begin coding!

    Most of my time was spent in preparation. Frameworks and routine make accomplishing our goals that much easier.

    Good luck!

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    Hey Hbee and all!

    I have to share that over this break from school it has been difficult to get motivated, especially on my days off from work during this break from school. I want to stay in bed all day and actually did one day to just enjoy this once and get it out of my system as a need. That actually got me kind of lazy!

    Now I get myself out of bed at a specific time, allowing for some sleep in rest and get myself on a schedule to get things done so that all that I need does get done! It's way too easy to get lazy and I do not want to be that way, but in all honesty on some days I am just plain tired.

    This coming semester I have an 8 a.m. class and there was no other time frame for this class, so I need to get used to the idea of getting up much earlier to get the one hour ride bus to school for an 8 a.m. class! My other semesters began around 10 a.m.

    I get after myself and set time lines to do things in and this has all been working out.

    MaryJP

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    Hi there Harish! :)

    I hope you have a great day as well. Like Samantha I sometimes cannot find things to motivate me either. However, most days I am able to motivate myself by reminding me that things could be worse, and that I am safe, surrounded by loving family and friends, and all I have to do is just study for a few more hours. That my goal is near and that soon I will be done with school.
    I usually also remind myself of the next fun thing I'm going to do, so if I'm feeling unmotivated studying on a Tuesday, I just remind myself that I am getting boba with my friends on Thursday, and that motivates me to keep studying.

    I also really want to make my parents proud so that definitely motivates me to do well in school as well.

    Much love,
    Elisa

    Re: Motivation:- How do you motivate yourself?

    Reading about great people.

    Re: Motivation:- How do you motivate yourself?

    Their autobiographies I mean

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    You can also listen to speeches

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    Hey, Harish!

    Thanks for the great question!

    I didn't know that doing those certain things can make you more motivated, I'll have to try it! I usually need motivation to do my school work and most of the time my motivation is that I get to relax after I do it haha. I make it so that if I finish all my work I can watch TV or do what I want, that helps me get through it a lot! I also love listening to slam poets to get motivated. The way that they have so much passion in their poems makes me motivated to put more effort into what I'm doing, it pumps me up! I also love listening to music while I'm doing something like painting. It's weird because the extra noise keeps me more focused. Going out in nature and being with friends can give me some motivation as well! I get motivated by things that inspire me and by people who are doing what they love!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Riley

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    Hi Harish,

    A big way that I motivate myself is by thinking about the future and what it could hold for me. When I'm practicing piano or trying to compose a song, I'll think about the fact that if I keep striving with my music, one day I could become a great player/composer. I also love listening to composers who I admire and imagining how long it took them to get to where they are. When I'm struggling to finish an anthropology assignment or get discouraged during one of my classes, I fast forward into the future and think about all the amazing things that being an archaeologist could bring, that usually helps me take more pride in my work.

    Have a great day.

    -Ryan

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    Hey Hbee,

    Like you I am also pursuing my Masters degree. I try and stay motivated every day to stay on task, and achieve the best grades as possible. In general, I stay motivated by listening to classic rock music. To me, nothing is more motivating than 80s glam rock. As far as school and work goes, I just try and daydream about what my future will be like after I achieve my Masters degree. Success better watch out because I am chasing after it, and I am very close.

    – Joey

    Re: Motivation:- How do you motivate yourself?

    I agree with the speech comment above there is a guy who has motivated me to do better with myself now be warned he does use fowl language but the stuff he says couldn't be anymore true his name is andy frisella

    Re: Motivation:- How do you motivate yourself?

    just think about the long term outcome, that is key :) the hard part is the temporary part, success is what lasts.

    Re: Motivation:- How do you motivate yourself?

    Hi Hbee
    My motivation everyday is my daughter. Everyday that i wake up i know she is watching me. I am her first teacher. I am also motivated because i am a statisitc. I am a single mother i do everything on my own. my goal is to show other young mothers that just because you have a child doesn't mean you can't be sucessful. I also look a postitve sayings and i read stories about people trying to accomplish what i am trying to accomplish. I also talk to God and i have people surrounding me who will not let me give up. Have a good day...

    Re: Motivation:- How do you motivate yourself?

    Hi everyone,

    I am motivated to go back to school and get a nursing degree because I am not making enough money but my bills are over my head. I must say that Money is what motivate me at this stage of my life. I am working out also because I don't like what I see in the mirror whenever I stare at myself. I gained a lot of weight and I need to loose the weight and get in shape. I guess I motive my own self. Have a great day.

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    inspirational music

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    Whats up guys!

    Personally, my word is the thing that really motivates me. If I say I am going to do something, I do it. So I am pretty careful about what i say I'll do. But the moment I state a goal and say that I will accomplish it to someone else who hears me, it's a promise that I will do it or at least give maximum effort to try and achieve it. In my senior year of highschool, I said that I was going to make the varsity basketball team. I had never played basketball before, but I told people I was going to do it, and I did make the varsity basketball team. It was a lot of work, but I did it.

    I think that doing what you say you will is a matter of integrity. So that's why I like to back up my words.

    Perhaps this doesn't make sense to some people, but my word is where I really draw my motivation from to do things.

    Re: Motivation:- How do you motivate yourself?

    wow just dont say something you didnt mean to :P