From the previous article, I introduced to you the concept of being in the right state of mind.
What I meant, was that you need to mentally prepare yourself for the work that lies ahead. You might want to do that now, before we move on.
So how exactly do you do that? You can start by reminding yourself why you’re making this effort in the first place; why you’re here looking at study tips instead of watching a movie. This isn’t a once-off thing, by the way. It’s something you should remind yourself every chance you get. Especially when you don’t feel like working. What it does is it motivates you; seeing the end-goal pushes you to get through the process that you don’t find particularly pleasant.
Now that you have your goal in perspective, you must make a promise to yourself. If you’re one person who’s not good at keeping promises, at least keep the one you make to yourself. The promise you make, is that you will commit yourself to working until that goal is realised.
Then you must convince yourself that you can do it. Believe it in your heart, that you, (insert name here), have the ability, and the will to work hard, and be serious until you see the fruits of your labour.
Are you done? You sure? Have you really convinced yourself?
Yes? Well done, you! Give yourself a high five and go watch that movie; your work here is done for now.
No? Proceed to the next blog, where I give you a hand with that.