Have you ever did this before?

@Citychic (4078)
United States
May 18, 2009 2:20pm CST
Have you ever started school or taken a class then later on you felt like you didn't feel motivated to finish it and you wanted to drop it all together? If so what did you do to get your motivation back?
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@jellymonty (2358)
18 May 09
I did sign up for a french class because I thought I would get a gorgeous french guy as my tutor and that was what motivated me to sign up. When I went for my first class I was so disappointed to see a short overweight guy with glasses older than my grandma! I did not go back to the second class and lost my motivation completely. So instead I decided to just date a French guy and I had free french lessons!
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
20 May 09
Awesome!!! This is such a cute and funny story. Thanks for sharing and happy mylotting!
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
22 May 09
Hey Jellymonty, I signed up to take a class in a healthcare related field, anyhow when the instructor showed up to teach the class his teeth were very gold. It almost knocked me out. So that was the moment that I lost my motivation. Imagine that?It was such a traumatic event for me that sometimes I would have nightmares about him trying to kiss me. I'd find myself waking up screaming, help me somebody!
@ray_ripz (81)
• Singapore
19 May 09
i happen to me every semester.. i get so excited to attend a class because i am eager to learn that subject but when time pass and the teacher is less interesting i tend to be bored.. there are times that i wanted to finish the day just to get it over with.. until i wanted the semester ending quickly.. but when i see my classmates trying their best to finish the subject, i get motivated and i just decide to finish it..
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
20 May 09
Great job, you did what you had to do. Now that's what I'm talking about, you gutted it out..............Thanks for your response and for participating. happy mylotting. I guess I will just have to buckle back down and complete what I have started too. Thanks again , ur message has been very inspirational.
@AmbiePam (48681)
• United States
18 May 09
Oh yes, I've done that. I guess what motivated me was that I didn't want to waste money. If I was going to pay for it, I was going to finish it and finish it well! Not that is was easy. But also knowing the class wouldn't last forever helped. But being in a tedious class is definitely a drudgery.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
20 May 09
I know exactly what you are saying. Thanks for responding and congratulation on finishing the course.
@abkinsey (173)
• United States
18 May 09
I went through undergraduate and then graduate school, so I had lots of times where I didn't feel motivated to continue with a course. I only dropped a course once and that was because the professor was abusive. The other times, I just scheduled in the study time and dealt with it because I knew I wanted the end result: my degree. I wanted to finish my race and understood that parts of it would be more difficult than others. It comes with the territory. I usually told myself that if I made it through the class with an A or a B, I would treat myself to a night out with my friends. Figure out what motivates you. What goal are you trying to achieve? What would happen in your life if you gave up and did not achieve that ultimate goal? Think about those things and stick with it. This too shall pass!
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
19 May 09
Thanks for sharing Abkinsey. You gave an awesome explanation. For me even though it would be nice to quit, I realize that quitting really isn't an option but if I suddenly came into millions of dollar by hitting the lottery or something, I do wonder if I would still be interested in finishing up the course. As it stands right now I must finish it for personal satisfaction. But oh what I could do with 170 million, lols. Anyways dreams are nice but when we accomplish our goals it's even sweeter. Take care and enjoy your life, you've worked very hard for it. You deserve all the best. Happy my lotting........
• China
22 May 09
I will go to bed and have a good sleep , then run 10000 meter the next morning , and after i do this my motivated come back ! lol .
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
22 May 09
Hello friend, well you didn't exactly answer the question but I appreciate you for responding anyhow. I think that my motivation left when I first went into the classroom and saw how gritty and grimy my instructor's teach were looking. I was aiming for a health care career and Idk why in the world they couldn't have found a cleaner looking instructor? Anyhow I managed to get past his class with okay grades. I could have done better but my motivation was really low at that point. Now I've got to try to muscle up the strength to pass the big one. I know I will do it, but at times it's hard to get started. I used to run early mornings when I was in the mil. and it was very nice. It always helped me to feel ready and prepared for the day. But over time once lack of motivation starts to set in ur body seems to not want to move like it used to. So that is where you have to discipline yourself to keep going, I guess. Anyhow, thanks for sharing and I hope you have a good weekend.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
22 May 09
Pardon my typing, I didn't mean to type the word teach but the word "Teeth" is what I had intended to type in it's place. Ooops, my bad!
@wendywhy (64)
• United States
23 May 09
Almost everything I've ever started I have wanted to quit. The only exception that I can think of is having kids. I was probably 30 years old before I realized my tendency to quit things easily. Since then I have tried really hard to not quit anything. I have stuck through many things that I would never have even tried and I think through projects before I commit myself. My biggest motivation through these times when I want to quit is that I don't want to be 'a quitter'. I don't think that will really help a lot of people because I think most people have more character than that-but if you would call yourself a quitter, chin up I've made great strides against it!