Motivation For Students – Why It Is Important

Motivation For Students – Why It Is Important


A few months ago, one of the headmistresses contacted me. She had seen that I had set up my own business since leaving school and was on my path to success.

She asked if I would visit the school every day for a week and give a motivational talk to a couple of students from different schools, about 200 students a day, on ambition, drive, success, and reaching their goals.

Of course, I was very flattered to be asked as I don’t see myself as ‘successful’. I just see myself as ambitious and on a mission. But I said yes.

Now the reason I agreed to do it was because I see myself as very lucky. I am lucky that I knew what I wanted to do with my life since the ripe young age of 12. Many kids these days don’t know what they ‘want to be when they grow up’ so I knew I would take a lot of pleasure in telling them that they could be whatever they wanted to be. I was lucky to have a VERY supportive Mum and again, many kids don’t even have that.

Anyway, bearing in mind I had never done any kind of public speaking before, I was very very nervous when the day finally arrived. I had prepared, a lot, I even had a great presentation designed by my design team in order to keep the kids engaged.

So I did it, and I LOVED IT and I want to do it again.

The comments I have received from the teachers since are very positive so I think I achieved what I set out to do… Inspire and motivate the kids.

Motivation For Students – Why It Is Important

Motivation plays a key role in whether we become successful in life or not. Whether we reach our goals or not. This rings true to all people regardless of their status, profession, or age. We cannot achieve much without the determination to reach our goals no matter how big or small they are.

In whatever we do, we will never succeed if we lack the will and perseverance to hurdle obstructions that get in the way.

For students, motivation is essential to be able to catch up with everyday lessons and learning.

Learning institutions such as schools serve as the training ground for future leaders, and as a training ground which is the cornerstone of democracy, it is deemed to have a crucial role in instilling a sense of determination in the students.

For students who struggle for motivation, here are 10 effective tips to conquer your inaction:

Tips on how to stay motivated

Be ready to come out of your comfort zone

What holds us back from our goals is fear. It is common among us. When too much fear gets in the way we end up doing nothing. Fear stems from a lack of confidence and irrational thinking. You have to understand that fear of what might come out down the track does not increase your chances at succeeding. Sometimes we are afraid to take risks because we think the odds are against us. We become so consumed by fear to the degree that we become irrational. To break out of your comfort zone is to have courage. Courage, you must remember, is not the absence of fear but acting despite your fears. While we cannot dismiss fear totally, we can increase our chances of winning by being rational in dealing with our circumstances as they are in the present moment. They say it is all in the mind. Take this motivational quote by Bruce Jenner a famous football player:

“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.”

Accept mistakes

They say mistakes are great opportunities because that is how we learn. Mistakes are stepping stones. We will not appreciate success without failure. Failure is what makes our success meaningful. We must find positive lessons from our every mistake.

Ernie Banks a renowned football player once said “The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.”

Today is the day – Motivational Speech

Grasp the present by living it fully

You must enjoy what you have at the moment. Don’t think too much about the future to the extent that you failed to appreciate the present. This suggests that while we are motivated to realize our goals in the future it does not mean we must forget about the present. Enjoy every step of the way.

Never quit when you suffer setbacks

Winston Churchill once said: “Success is hopping from failure to failure.” The tendency when we fail is that we become easily frustrated and then surrender. Successful leaders did not make it to the top seamlessly and without mistakes along the way. As the old saying goes, Quitters never win and winners never quit.

Super Bowl MVP Larry Brown said: “You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself.”

Dare to dream big

Optimize your goals and never settle for less. While it is a golden rule to keep your goals achievable you should not limit what you might achieve. This means that set your goals without thinking about whether you can achieve it or not. In the way to our success, the variable is not the goals we set but rather our ability and willingness to achieve them. When you have big goals in life, they would push you to do more! So, dare to dream big.

Finish what you started

Never leave things hanging. Always aspire for the completion of your goals. Of course, being successful is not easy because we have to take care of so many things. But these small things are what build up our dream so never leave small details unaccomplished.

Love what you do

Indulge in happiness. The secret is not to do what you love but love what you do. New and unexpected things will pop up along the way and there is no other choice but learn to accept and work your way around it so might as well love what you do.

American jockey Bill Shoemaker has this to say: “When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.”

What If – Motivational Speech On Raising Standards

Do not limit yourself

Explore new possibilities. Be willing to expand your skills. In every assignment take your ability to the next level.

Give time to yourself

When you get tired you can rest but never quit. Take time for yourself during which you save your energy in preparation for new challenges.

Go for gold

Don’t settle for less of what you deserve.

Being able to master these tips no doubt you will become a person who knows demonization no more.

Start making a big difference within to yourself. When you have the motivation all things are possible.

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