How to Find the Motivation to Study [Ep. 25]

podcast Jun 17, 2020

We've received a surprising number of e-mails and DM's recently asking about motivation -- and specifically how to stay motivated to study for the different standardized tests people are preparing for.

Perhaps the seemingly endless quarantine is getting people down.

Or maybe it's the nice weather as summer is getting under way, with the lure of the beach competing for focus and attention.

Whatever it is, there's no doubt that staying motivated to put in the work necessary to get a high exam score can be a challenge.

So to help you with that, I devoted the latest episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast to exactly this topic: "How to Find the Motivation to Study."

You can listen to it HERE:

 

 

As you'll hear me discuss, there are really four (4) main reasons why people lose the motivation to study for their standardized test:

  1. They get distracted by outside circumstances or life events
  2. The process is taking too long
  3. They're not seeing results
  4. They've lost sight of why they're taking the exam in the first place

I explain these reasons in detail and provide solutions for each.

Beyond that, I also explain the crucial difference between internal and external motivation -- and which one is more important for long-term, sustained success as you're preparing for your exam. (Note: My story about the stark difference between my experience studying for the LSAT vs. the GRE will really resonate with you, I think.)

Whether you're in a funk and need to regain your motivation, or you're going strong and want to make sure you don't lose your motivation in the future, I think you'll really benefit from what I share in this episode.

 


A DOSE OF MOTIVATION


“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” -- Jim Ryun


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