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Ask any person who is successful in whatever he or she is doing what motivates himher and very likely the answer will be goals Goal setting is extremely important to motivation and success So what motivates you Why are you in college If you are in college because thats what your parents want you may find it difficult to motivate yourself Sure its possible to succeed with someone else providing the motivation for you If you graduate from college Ill give you a car or worse If you dont graduate from college you wont get a car But motivation that comes from within really makes the difference Certainly you need some intelligence knowledge base study skills and time management skills but if you dont have motivation you wont get far Think about this analogy You have a car with a full tank of gas a well-tuned engine good set of tires quadraphonic CD system and a sleek polished exterior There it sits This car has incredible potential Have you heard that before However until a driver sits behind the wheel puts the key in the ignition and cranks it up the car doesnt function You guessed it the KEY is MOTIVATION Interest is an important motivator for a student So is a desire to learn When you link these two things together you create success Often success in an endeavor leads to more interest and a greater desire to learn creating an upward spiral of motivation toward a goal you have established So be honest with yourself Are you genuinely interested in being in college Have you set realistic goals for yourself How can you develop the internal motivation that really counts When it comes to motivation KNOWING is not as important as DOING Reaching Your Goals Lots of times I kind of guffaw at all this goal setting stuff People ask What are your goals and it seems like
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