Is motivation the main aspect of encouraging yourself or is it discipline?
As a high school student, motivation is taboo to me, just like it is to some other kids, but as for discipline, it was a word that I grew up with. By the time exams are about to come out, discipline was the word of those days. Was I motivated to learn those extra lessons, no. But I forced myself, by having my mom watch over me, while I'm studying. #high-school-students
Motivation and discipline are complementary aspects in accomplishing your goals. Some people seek external validation for discipline and motivation and some set up these goals intrinsically. As a high school student you should be on your way to become more independent. Adolescence is a preparation for adulthood. I am sure you are looking forward to driving, going to college, doing things independently etc. So make a check list of your values and then set up your goals. I am sure you have a many strengths as well as weaknesses, evaluate and see what gets in your way and use your strengths to minimize your weaknesses. Your mom can monitor you definitely but try being more independent. When you set up your goals, take small steps first and then when you succeed with your small steps, enjoy the success and keep moving towards your higher goals. Good luck!
Best of luck!
Focus on the "why" that motivates you to accomplish the task. Choosing hours of entertainment over challenging yourself is easier, but does it move you toward your goal? Don't be satisfied with less than your best.