How to motivate yourself to study hard: Expert Answers

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself.

Whatever is to be done, it’s always your choice.

– Wayne W. Dyer

Falling down at the times of crisis is human nature. You are approaching your final exams and it’s completely natural to be afraid and demotivated. The sick feeling, the disappointment, the I CAN’T DO IT scream inside your head, it’s all natural. But as Wayne W. Dyer said, it’s your call. It’s your choice to either fall for the dirty games of mind or motivate yourself.

Don’t quit! Motivate yourself and be a champion

I hated every minute of training. But I said, “Suffer now and live the rest of life as a champion”

Muhammad Ali

Don’t we all feel bored during studies? Of course we do! There are times when we feel like throwing the books away and engaging ourselves in things we love. I still remember my board exam days when I had the urge to run away from my study table to my mp3 player and listen to my favourite songs day and night.

You have two options: one is to take up the pain and struggle during the studies and come out with flying colours. The other is to take up the pain and regret after results come out. The choice is yours. Suffer now, manage your time now, bear the pain now, study hard now and later, when you look at your results, you won’t stop yourself from patting you! A great way of doing this is motivating yourself a.k.a self motivation

Overcoming the fear of failure

With obstacles paving its way, it’s obviously hard for one to reach beyond it if the devil called fear of failure is following you with its claws. Overcoming it is the first step in motivating yourself.

Realize that failure is bound to happen. One should always remember that not everything we wish for happens. You may have prepared well for exam but you suddenly fall ill on the examination morning. You cannot do anything. It was bound to happen. You might have not prepared a specific topic and unfortunately the same thing came for ten marks. It was bound to happen. So when you prepare for anything, realize that it may or may not come out successful. So what should we do? Do our best!

Believe in your potential

Most of us have a tendency to consider ourselves inferior. Never ever do that! Everyone have their own areas of interest and potential. Believe in them! If you decide that you cannot do it, you can never do it. Instead if you believe that you can definitely do it, then no matter what you will be able to! By this way motivate yourself to do it!

It is the final exams and you have to complete the entire syllabus in just seven days. If you look at the syllabus in a one look and then declare the usual I CAN’T DO IT drama, then it’s 100 percent sure that you won’t be able to complete it. Instead, trying to study and trying to cover as much as you can is a sign of success. This is where I WILL TRY comes.

Your I CAN is more important than your IQ

Robin Sharma

Take care of your health

Working hard is good. But not at the cost of your health! Health is wealth. You ought to work for your goals but also need to take care of your health.

Get enough sleep. Sleeping is essential for your brain and body to restore its energy and thus increases your body metabolism. Studying late at night compromising your sleep may appear bearing fruits but at the end you will be facing the consequences. Even if you are a night owl, try not to keep up very late and try getting at least 6 hours of sleep. If it’s the night before exams, no excuses, but hit the bed before 11.

Eat well. Make sure that you take a balanced diet at the right times. For example, you should have at least three hours difference between your breakfast and lunch. Take dinner three hours prior to your bed time. And try taking these meals at the same time every day.


Most of us love football, don’t we? You need to drive a football to the goal post despite the opponents and goal keepers trying to stop you. And if you don’t the opponents would make use of the opportunity. Similarly human mind can be considered as a football. It’s up to you to practise well, ghost past the defenders and drive the ball successfully to the goal post. For that you need to believe in yourself. Have a mentality that screams I CAN DO IT. Take care of yourself and work hard. And there you have it! The flying colours!


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