One who finds a way to keep them motivated is more likely to achieve greater success in life. Learning and motivation go hand in hand.
The society we live in has set its certain boundaries and routines which one is expected to follow; going to school, passing your grades, following the timetable etc. are few of those routines which you are accustomed to. However, the challenge arises when you are pushed out of your comfort zone while learning a new skill. But if you keep yourself motivated enough, you can surely sail through with the wind on your side.
So, how to keep you motivated to learn a new skill and keep yourself going?
Find A Mentor
Follow the greats in the field. Study how they work and try to grasp all you can from them. It is always a good idea to find a mentor who you can trust and who can guide you with whatever problems you might be facing. It can be your school teacher, someone from your family, your friend or someone who you know. It is important that they have their best interest in you and your success. When you are down, they will help motivate you. Choose wisely!
See how you can implement what you have learnt in your practical life. For example, the skills acquired at Aloha Mind Math will definitely help you calculate faster in your mind without the help of any calculator, but what is the point of learning the skill if you can’t help your mom cross check her grocery bill? Or if you can’t help your dad when he is setting his accounts? Life is full of situations where you can make use of what you have learnt. To keep yourself motivated, you need to trace them and implement what you have learnt.
Teach What You Have Learnt
To keep the interest alive while you continue to learn the new skill set, you can try teaching what you have learnt to someone else. This will give you an entirely new perspective towards it. You will find out the nuances and all the complex theories will suddenly make sense to you. And guess what, you will have a whole lot of questions to ask your mentor the next day! Say, you are learning a new language; reading the book will be boring to you, but if you try to talk to someone in that language, things will get interesting for sure. Sounds fun right? Try for yourself.
Testing yourself before anyone else tests you out is crucial. This will help you realize where you stand and you can then adjust your approach towards it. Find out your strengths to build it further and your weaknesses in order to work towards it. Self-evaluation will help you keep motivated and allow yourself to master the skill that you have taken up.
We are sure that if you have read this far, you are motivated enough to go get the ball rolling!
Note For Parents
Aloha Mind Math, Canada focuses on a completely new set of skill – Mental Math! Yes, students get to learn the proven Abacus Mental Math Learning Skill where they can calculate complex math problems quickly in their mind. It works wonders towards the development of a child’s brain and it also increases their focus, learning power, concentration power and confidence. Call 604-597-8663 for questions on the programs and admissions. Or submit an online request here. Aloha Mind Math staff will get back to you with details.