Any tips on staying motivated in times of giving up?
I would like to become a family and marriage counselor, but the years of schooling( 7-9 yrs) required is very demotivating. Any tips on staying motivated in times of giving up? mentalchallenge imtired psychology
• SPECIFIC: Setting a specific goal with as much detail as humanly possible leaves no room for error during harder days. There’s no need to hesitate when you know exactly what you’re doing.
• MEASURABLE: Tracking your progress is both practical and psychological; you won’t be able to gauge your success if you can’t measure it, and looking back on how far you’ve come in the future is great inspiration.
• ATTAINABLE: An attainable goal has an outcome that can be reasonably reached by you, with the resources available to you.
• REALISTIC: While attainability focuses on the finish line, a goal is realistic when the steps leading up to that goal aren’t too demanding or unrealistic. Running a 10k is an attainable goal, but running five miles a day as practice if you’ve never run before is an unrealistic way to get there.
• TIMELY: Due dates are the necessary benchmarks that will keep you motivated Danica.
Hope this is helpful Danica
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Also there will surely be a number of ways that you can keep yourself motivated during the 7-9 years as well and then as previously said your life is like your car - you go fast, slow, put brakes or stop completely is upto you. but NOTHING is permanent and so these years also will pass and once you emerge out of those, your life will be smoother and enjoyable. who knows once you start putting efforts in those 7-9 years you will start liking it :-), human mind is very unpredicatable.
Staying motivated is a task when your goal is so far off. I would recommend establishing short and long term goals to help you keep you motivated along the way. Accomplishing your short term goals will allow you celebrate yourself and feel as though your one step closer to your goal every time you complete them. I also recommend being kind to yourself and giving yourself some grace there will be time that you will be more motivated then others and that is ok. As long as you continue to move your doing great. Slow progress is still progress.
I hope this helps & Good Luck Danica!
Also, remember that you're investing in yourself. Not only will you be able to help so many others through your career path, but you'll gain so much knowledge that will benefit YOU and your family going forward.
You're going to do great!