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#806 - 10/16/2005 18:57 PM discouragement
sedative Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/16/2005
Loc: ontario
I came across this website today out of fluke actually. I was going to write a letter to a newspaper but I figure I'd try the internet first, and suprisingly its everything i was looking for.

Anyways,Besides that, I am a 20 yr old college student first year in Business Admin, second year of college(I was in journalism prior.) Everytime mid semester approaches or as the school year progresses I find that I lose motivation to do homework for some classes, I'll do it for some, the others i could care less. Sounds typical but heres where the problem arrives. I start to compare myself to other people in my classes, for instance i did a test and got 50% my fault for not studying enough, and people in my class started to ask what everyone got, embarssingly i didnt want to admit it, but once i found that everyone got better then i did. My motivation to continue has vanished, I didnt have the urge to even bother trying. I'm not in competition with people I just find things in life too competetive, someone i knew got a gratifying feeling when they found out i failed and they didn't, they even had the audacity to laugh about it. My question to someone who views the cup as half empty as i do, what are some mechanisms or things that you've done to not get sidetracked by discouragement?

Any help would be great!

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#807 - 10/17/2005 06:58 AM Re: discouragement
bronxite Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/03/2005
Loc: NYC
Well I'm 5 yrs your senior and because I'm a full time worker, i sometimes tend not to value my education just as much. What I do, is I pay as much attention I possibly could to the lecturer, to try grasp a general understanding (even if he is boring). When test time comes, I will have those ideas at the back of my head and hopefully I always pass with great grades.

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#808 - 10/17/2005 15:06 PM Re: discouragement
sedative Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/16/2005
Loc: ontario
Yeah, thats exactly what I do, picking up key points the instructor said. But thanks for the suggestion. It's just the pessimism I need to work on. Ah well lol

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