How to Get Motivated to Study
What I'm about to say might sound harsh, it might be difficult to accept, but true motivation comes from someone lighting a burning hot fire under your ass to get you up, so that's what I'm going to try and do.
First off, you need to think about why you're studying in the first place because unless you answer the WHY question with some sincerity, it'll be difficult to ever find motivation to study.
Is it so that you can become a professional? Are you studying just because you're interested in learning a new topic? Do you need to study just because you're in school and you don't want to fail out?
Second, you need to answer the question of what are you doing with your time when you're not studying when you should be.
Do you waste time watching t.v.? Are you mindlessly browsing social media outlets, randomly browsing the internet?
Third, think about the answer you gave to the second question, and think about the person you want to be 5-10 years from now.
Everything that you do in replacement of studying, are LIKELY things that you can do at any time and anywhere, they're not time-sensitive, they won't disappear if you don't do them for a few days, and you aren't "missing out" out any opportunities.
But think about the person you want to be 5 years from now. Think about the person you want to be 10 years from now. The person you want to be is likely well-educated, has mastered a craft, has a certain amount of skill and knowledge in an area.
To become the person you want to be down the line, you HAVE to study. You HAVE to learn. You HAVE to expand your knowledge and you HAVE to do everything you can to grow intellectually TODAY.
Because if you don't change who you are today, if your mind stays the same as it is right now, then who you are in 5 years, in 10 years, will be exactly who you are TODAY. If you don't study, if you don't learn, if you don't grow TODAY, then forget about the person you "want" to be in the future.
Stop telling yourself that you have dreams, aspirations and goals related to your school work, whatever it is that you're studying or you want to learn. Just stop. Because if you REALLY had sincere dreams and aspirations related to the reason you need to study, you'd study more.
If you want to be the best, the smartest, have the best grades, be the best professional, understand the most, then you need to study, and out-work your peers. Strive to be the best version of yourself. The best version of yourself requires you to study, TODAY.