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Recommendations to get motivated?

Hey everyone.

For those of you who've read my posts previously, you probably know that I'm at a high school that offers IT courses (and I've been struggling a little bit.) Anyways, I decided to follow into Tier 2 of the IT course at my high school - but I'm starting to have issues again, and would like some of your guys' recommendations or input, if no one minds.

It's ironic though, how I used to be interested in wanting a career as an IT person. But ever since I've taken the courses at school it seems like almost as if I've lost an interest for technology related things.

I think the main reason is because it's all about teaching yourself, and learning on your own. I like that approach, but there's just so much reading. If we had more time, I think I'd actually do it, and if there were less distractions in the class. And I'm more of the student that learns from doing.

I thought that when I'd be taking these courses that it'd be all hands on, and that your teacher would be explaining to you, this is how you remove a virus, or this is that, and that is that (and so on.)

I get the reading aspect, and the self-learning aspect, since it's really like the only way to learn IT. Since it's just about memorization (literally) and it's more easier for you, since you can technically go at your own pace. But most of the time we only have like a week to get through a chapter.

Anyone have any recommendations for me to get motivated back into IT, and to not be so lazy? I know colleges love to see students who have those certifications, and it shows that you've attempted college level courses (and the IT courses are rigorous as well) and of course, they'll look great on resumes, and applications.

Thank you in advance.
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Recommendations to get motivated?

Sophia Gubb has some good stuff for motivation. Here are some of her blog posts:

How Non Coercive And Coercive Self Motivation Feel Different
http://www.sophiagubb.com/how-non-coerci...different/
"I realised that I feel coercive motivation behind me somehow, like a force that is pushing me to do something. On the other hand non-coercive motivation feels like it’s in front of me, somehow. Or at least, I need to focus on something that seems to be in front of me.

Coercive motivation means a focus on my action, pushing myself to do something which I think will have a positive effect. On the other hand, non-coercive motivation means a focus on what I want. To gain non-coercive motivation, I think about the things I want in a joyful way until I feel like it’s natural and effortless to start doing the actions I need to get that outcome. Even as I’m working, there is often more focus on what I want, my vision, than on what I need to do to get there."


Motivation For Self Employed People (or self-directed people in your case)
http://www.sophiagubb.com/motivation-for...ed-people/

"I truly believe that slacking off is is a stage you go through and not an inevitable condition of being boss-free. I believe that we as a culture have a case of conditioned dependence on authority, one which begins most of all in school and which continues into the workplace."

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(04-15-2017 02:14 AM)TheVanishingSnowDove Wrote:  Sophia Gubb has some good stuff for motivation. Here are some of her blog posts:

How Non Coercive And Coercive Self Motivation Feel Different
http://www.sophiagubb.com/how-non-coerci...different/
"I realised that I feel coercive motivation behind me somehow, like a force that is pushing me to do something. On the other hand non-coercive motivation feels like it’s in front of me, somehow. Or at least, I need to focus on something that seems to be in front of me.

Coercive motivation means a focus on my action, pushing myself to do something which I think will have a positive effect. On the other hand, non-coercive motivation means a focus on what I want. To gain non-coercive motivation, I think about the things I want in a joyful way until I feel like it’s natural and effortless to start doing the actions I need to get that outcome. Even as I’m working, there is often more focus on what I want, my vision, than on what I need to do to get there."


Motivation For Self Employed People (or self-directed people in your case)
http://www.sophiagubb.com/motivation-for...ed-people/

"I truly believe that slacking off is is a stage you go through and not an inevitable condition of being boss-free. I believe that we as a culture have a case of conditioned dependence on authority, one which begins most of all in school and which continues into the workplace."

"Back then in my first days of freedom, when I found I couldn’t motivate myself to do what I thought I “should” do, I was at war with the authority inside me. I was unaware, though, that it was indeed inside me and not out there somewhere. “Should” is authority telling you what to do from its dogmatic position of absolute rightousness. Resistence – laziness – is our natural response to this emotional violence."

Hey,

Thanks for sharing that with me. I'll look into it when I have some time later on.

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This has helped me motivate myself to get stuff done daily:
https://www.reddit.com/r/theXeffect/

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Recommendations to get motivated?

Try getting rid of bad habits and replace them with better ones. There's a good book on this.

https://www.amazon.com/Compound-Effect-D...und+effect

I think I've seen Darren Hardy mentioned on here before.

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