learning motivation

If you’re a student, you might want to be a successful student. Most likely you do not want to rely on luck to a college graduation. You may also want to boast of parents who have to finance your college.

One strategy to achieve three of the above is the motivation to learn. However, we knew that ‘motivation’ is upside down sometimes. Do not worry if your motivation in learning is going down, you can increase it so that you can change from the lackluster students into excited one. For this purpose, perform the following 5 easy steps.

1. Create a learning targets

The first step is to make the target of learning. The key in making these goals are clear, measurable, and a deadline. Clear and measurable show what you really want, while the deadline is for making the time-frame you need to achieve it. Remember, the goal without deadline is just a mere wishful thinking.

If you are a new college student who enter the university in 2015, the goal of learning could be like this:

Graduated from college with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 in July 2020
Graduated college cum laude before July 2020
Graduated from college with a GPA of 3.6 prior to February 20, 2020
If the annual learning goals is too long, you can create learning goals per semester. Examples such as the following:

Obtain a 3.6 GPA in Semester 1
Obtain a 3.5 GPA in Semester 2
Getting a 3.7 GPA in Semester 3

Do not forget to write down your learning goals and inform the person who you can trust, such as a close friend, brother/sister, parent, or to your girlfriend. Why? According to research by Prof. Dr. Gail Matthews from the Department of Psychology, University Dominician, 70% of people who write and inform the target at a friend would achieve those goals.

2. Determine why the goal is important

After creating learning goals, the next step is to determine the reason learning goals are important to you. In other words, why you really want that goal.

For example, if your learning goals are graduating from college with a GPA of 3.6 in 4 years, then the reasons are:

Parents save money for your tuition fees
Improve the competitiveness of your job search
Make your parents proud

3. Visualize when you reach goal

After making the target and identify the reason, visualize when you reach learning goals. This visualization will help you to put your goals into your subconscious mind so you will keep it in a long time.

How do I visualize? Not so hard. Search picture or photo in magazines, newspapers, or the internet that approach the target shape. For example, you find a photograph of students who graduated in the internet. Print the photo and put it in your wallet or stick it on the front wall of your study table so visible easily.

4. Do it step by step every day

The fourth step is to act to achieve learning goals. In contrast to step one to three relatively easy, the fourth step is quite challenging because it requires energy and time. It may also be a lot of obstacles and hurdles in this step.

Nevertheless, the simple strategy is to act a little every day. Some examples of this strategy are:

Working a matter of mathematics every day
Physics memorize the formula every day
Reading books Chemistry one sheet every day

The above strategies are very telling because your brain will not reject it. If you’re too lazy to learn, you may be muttering to yourself: “Ah … a matter of mathematics to be done today. It’s easy … Let’s do it now! “.

If you do the above strategy, you have to get used to learn each day with fun. Thus, you will be spared from the system of racing last night when exams are troublesome and exhausting. Remember, Rome was not built in one night so you better learn every day with fun to achieve your learning goals.

5. Stay focused on goals

The final step is to stay focused on your learning goals. For this purpose, you can do the following three efforts:

Track your learning actions – Do you act consistently to achieve your learning goals? You can tell from the record or tracking your actions. For example, you use the calendar to keep track of whether you learn every day or not. Mark X on the date you learn.

Review your actions – Every week (eg Sunday night), review the actions you have done in order to achieve your learning goals. While doing a review of this, note the obstacles that arise and identify ways to cope so that you can apply that way when such constraints appear again in the following weeks.

Read the story or the word motivation – Buy book your inspirational figure. By reading the book, you will know how the character ‘fight hard’ to achieve his goal, so you will be excited. If money is an obstacle, find words of motivation on the internet related to your course material.

Motivation to learn can come down anytime. This is reasonable because learning is a process that is not easy, especially in today’s digital age filled with the ease of action than to learn. Try five simple steps above to increase motivation to learn so that you become excited and be an optimistic student.

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