If there’s one piece of advice I can give you, it’s this - When there’s something you really want, fight for it, don’t give up no matter how hopeless it seems. And when you’ve lost hope, ask yourself if ten years from now, you’re gonna wish you gave it one more shot. Because the best things in life, they don’t come free.
—  Meredith Grey

Discipline is key to achieving your goal but motivation is a major factor to success. 

Here are a few tips to help get motivated:

  • Knowing your goal. If you don’t know your goal you will probably find it more difficult to get working.
  • Motivating others. It sounds strange but encouraging others to get to work can often inspire you to work also.
  • Look at others work. If you see others working you’ll want to too! 
  • Make a to-do list. Writing out what you have to do will clear out your mind and also make you excited to get stuff done!
  • Buy new stationery. It will make you want to use it. It doesn’t have to be anything too expensive; pens, sticky notes, notebooks are all great! 
  • Watch videos on what you’re going to be studying. It’s a lot more entertaining, especially if you’re a visual learner. A great channel for fun educational videos: (x)
  • Prepare your study space. Have everything you’ll need around but keep the area clean and spacious.
  • Set learning outcomes. What do you want to know by the end of your study session?
  • Rewards. Set rewards for yourself, take breaks after studying for a certain amount of time.
  • Listen to music. Music can be super helpful however it’s important you pick motivating, inspiring music avoid ballads, chill-out or lounge music. Websites like 8tracks are great for these kind of playlists.
  • Exercise. A brisk walk or jog or even a few star jumps are enough to energise and motivate!
  • Quotes. Scroll through some quotes to inspire yourself, just make sure you’re motivating yourself and not procrastinating. Here’s a great page for quotes (x)
  • Doodle. Sketch out what you’re going to study. You never know it may even help you get a few points down on paper.

I wrote this based on studying but some of the tips could be used for other things.