26 Successful Students Share How They Stay Motivated During The School Year

Remembering why I'm there. Thinking about the money it's costing me and where I want to end up when I'm all finished.

Taking it in baby-steps. Focusing on only one week at a time.

Finding friends that also care about what they're doing in school.

Also, most importantly, by taking classes I'm passionate about.


I make to-do lists every night, stay incredibly organized, stay on top of assignments, studying, etc., don't allow myself to get into the habit of missing classes, and I reward myself and truly relax when I can. I try not to carry my school issues home, so once I'm home and I'm laying on my couch watching TV, then I focus on really actually relaxing.

If I could give any advice to anyone who is struggling to find motivation - take things a week at a time. It all comes to an end, and the job of your dreams and a degree of your choice in the future means soooo much more than the stress you're enduring now. It's not the end of the world, and you will be so proud of yourself at the end.