What is my Motivation?
During the whole of A levels my sole focus was to achieve highly so I could get into the University of Bath, I slaved away for hundreds of hours with the end goal of a place at my first choice. Results day arrived and UCAS confirmed I made it, I was in.
Before I knew it freshers week arrived and I was partying away with my new housemates thinking this is what I’ve been dreaming about for so many months. However, a few weeks into university I had my first exams (5 weeks in crazy I know right- Bath aren’t messing around!) and I realised I didn't know what I was working for, I had suddenly lost my driving force. Finding a new motivator was so difficult because I didn’t know the next step. Yes, I knew I was aiming for a 1st but what was it for? Semester one ended and I checked my exam results; a first in semester one, yet I wasn’t elated I was just still.
Finding your motivation in studying is such an important factor in knowing why, we all know how to achieve that grade by why are we doing it? I am still struggling with this but practicing being content that as I learn more on the course and take part in studies I can begin to come to terms with what I am interested in and what I am not! If you are struggling with this, like I have been, I encourage you to learn to love learning, become engrossed in your subject so that revision isn’t such a chore and that way you will naturally begin to understand your next steps.
Keep going you WILL thank yourself in the future.