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The Academic Success Centre is serving the Ted Rogers School of Management community virtually during the Fall 2021 term.

Goal-Setting & Motivation

Motivation is the emphasis we put on performing certain tasks or activities. Motivation is vital to help us achieve everything we set out to do, especially when studying.

However, motivation fluctuates and can be challenging to maintain. That is why it is important to be strategic and create a clear plan of action.

This is where clear goals come in handy. Consider the following:

  1. What improvements are you looking for? This can include: knowledge related to your training/ courses, language learning, and more.
  2. Where do you want to go? Clearly define what you intend to achieve.

Once you are clear about your objectives, it is time to specify what you are going to study in order to get there! Motivation is increased if you find the subjects useful, practical, and engaging. This way you will feel fully motivated by what you have to do. Your attitude will be proactive, you will be more focused and your level of involvement will also be higher.

How a Student Changed her Study Habits by Setting Goals and Managing Time by Yana Savitsky | TEDxLFHS

How to Be More DISCIPLINED - 6 Ways to Master Self Control by Thomas Frank


How to stay motivated when the world is falling apart by Edward Coronado III

Goal-Setting at University & My Goals for the Year: Student Tips by Claire Isabel         

How to Make Yourself Study When You Have ZERO Motivation by Thomas Frank


A Complete Guide to Goal Setting by the Art of Improvement


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