Motivation and Success
Motivation and SuccessMotivation and Success in Education
The following are some guidelines for motivation and success in education.
1. Build up a realistic prospect for yourself; and determine your own goals. Develop a positive mental attitude towards learning and earning degrees.
2. For accomplishing your academic objectives, list your motivators. That include intrinsic (wish to learn, mastery of materials), extrinsic (parents praise, grades) and other personal reasons.
3. When you work on an assignment, be commitment to it. Be specific about when you want to finish it. Put the date for the commencement of assignment on your calendar where you will see it every day.
4. Take every project as a challenge and make an effort to finish each one better than anybody else. Try to surprise everyone - including the teacher - by doing outstanding task.
5. If you are having problems in getting started on a big science project, then divide that project into steps. Library research could be your initial step. Prepare a time frame for visiting the library and completing the research.
6. Break up large assignments into smaller parts. Work on the assignment a bit at a time; and set dates for finishing each part. If you require a jump start on assignments, complete easy and small works first. It will help you increase your confidence.
7. If you do not understand an assignment then ask for help. If you obtain clarification from a tutor or professor, it will put you back on the right path and reduce frustration.
8. Find ways to deal with distracting personal problems that are making it difficult for you to focus on academics.
9. Minimize self-defeating behaviors (low confidence, procrastination, etc) and thoughts which are impeding educational achievement. Look for small successes and small improvements, as you can transform behaviors.
10. Reward yourself when you finish each task and complete an assignment successfully. Feel good about what you have accomplished, do not just focus on what is left to complete.
11. Monitor and evaluate your progress on a daily basis. Take some time to count your achievements.
Researches proved that a classroom instructor can have a vast deal of influence over the willingness of students to take part in the educational process. There are some students who have not any encouragement from their family or do not even have any family at all. If you think you do not get support at home, then find out an education forum and talk about it. You will find that there are a number of people who are willing and interested to encourage you.