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It's going to get tough. How will you keep going? These resources will help you develop and maintain your personal motivators.

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Start Strong: Mindset and Motivation

Watch to learn how to keep your motivation high throughout the semester.

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Other Top Resources

These are the top resources we have identified to keep you motivated as you pursue your academic and career goals. 

  • Titan Thursday: Keep It Going To Reach Your Goals, Christian Moriarty and Reginald Reed
    Do you know what you want to accomplish within the next few years? How about in the next few months? Join us to discuss the importance of setting goals and registering for the summer and fall semesters at SPC.
  • Motivating Yourself to Study, Center for Academic Success, The University of Alabama
    After the excitement and anticipation of entering college have passed and the semester is well underway, have you found yourself less and less motivated to study, or even to attend class? Although you have more or less settled down and adjusted to living away from home, making new friends, and being on your own, are you finding that the academic area just doesn’t seem to hold your interest? If this is true, perhaps you need to explore your motivation in attending college.
  • When You Just CAN'T Motivate Yourself to Study, Consider This, College Info Geek
    Motivation is a limited resource, but there are a lot of things you can do to increase it. The next time you think that you simply can't motivate yourself to study or work, ask yourself: Have you laid the proper motivational groundwork?
  • The psychology of self-motivation, Scott Geller, TEDxVirginiaTech
    ​Do you believe you can do it? And is it worth it? When you have confidence in your competence you are a success seeker rather than a failure avoider. How you view it makes a difference. Scott Geller Virginia Tech

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