Motivation is the desire to do things. It is crucial to have motivation when setting and attaining our goals in studies as well as in life. Research shows that we can influence our own levels of motivation. Figure out what we want, power through the pain period, and start being who we want to be. Is it really that simple?
First and foremost, as a student you need to be honest with yourself. Are you genuinely interested in what you do? Studying can be either interesting or boring, depending on the subjects that you have at hand. Of course, you have favourite subjects at school which you can easily score. However, there are also subjects that you dislike, but still you need to study them since those subjects are compulsory for you to take and pass--History! In such case, lack of interest will usually lead to a lower level of motivation and most of the time you will be struggling to survive.
Interest is an important motivator for a student. So is the desire to learn. When we link these two things together, we can create success in studies as well as in future life. Certainly, we need some intelligence, study skills and time management skills, but if we don't have motivation we won't get far. When it comes to motivation, knowing is not as important as doing.