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Thursday Thoughts: Maintaining Motivation

Where I live, we are in the middle of winter. The weather is cold, the sky is gray, and we have a whole lot of time left before things warm up again. At the beginning of the season, everyone was excited for cozy sweaters, sledding, and building snowmen. But at this point, not even halfway through the season, everyone is feeling disillusioned with the cold. We have to scrape ice off of windows, bundle up, and shovel snow. It just isn’t as delightful as it once was. At the beginning of a season it can be easy to feel excitement. Near the middle of that season, it is harder to maintain that interest.

Maintaining Motivation

The same is true for projects we work on professionally, academically, and personally. When something is new, we are more likely to feel motivated and energized by the project. As time goes on, keeping this motivation and interest can become more difficult. As students, maintaining the energy to make it through a large project in a course, or a capstone document, is important – but tough!

Here are some of my favorite Walden Writing Resources to help you maintain motivation:

  • Finish something – anything because it will make you feel accomplished and will re-energize you

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  1. This is such an important point to consider.
    I love the way you introduced it!
    And, I may borrow your tip on -Finish Something!

    WaldenU Guest
    Winnipeg Canada

  2. Thanks for this. Need I lifter as I often start but have things in draft.

    1. Same here! We all struggle with keeping things going.