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Keeping Motivation

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:44 am
by iarehavethestupid
So, as you can probably tell by the title, I have a problem. I currently have nearly no motivation to study or improve.

Our team is pretty well established, with no major holes in knowledge coverage. Due to schedule conflicts, I won't be able to play any tourneys until November, while by then, my other teammates will have played two. As our non-American History(Is there a collective term for this?) and Music player, I have been reading some books and carding every so often, but at the MS level, it isn't very hard to power most music questions, and I have a solid base on history.

I have asked the local HS about going with them to a tourney, but I haven't received word back, nor do I know if this is allowed in ASCA. I've been working on HS level music, but I have little motivation to do that either.

So what should I do?

Re: Keeping Motivation

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:04 pm
by db0wman
World history and music isn't much of the distribution. Try looking around into spots not filled by your team and you may find subjects worth studying.

Re: Keeping Motivation

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:32 pm
by iarehavethestupid
I updated my OP to make it a bit clearer

Re: Keeping Motivation

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:40 pm
by jonathanshauf
Do you have a studying routine? I always force myself to go through my quizlet cards as a routine, even when I have no motivation. Then, when I get sudden bursts of motivation, I do a bunch of extra studying, too.

Re: Keeping Motivation

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:30 pm
by iarehavethestupid
jonathanshauf wrote: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:40 pm Do you have a studying routine? I always force myself to go through my quizlet cards as a routine, even when I have no motivation. Then, when I get sudden bursts of motivation, I do a bunch of extra studying, too.
I force myself to quizlet music everyday, and I'm reading The History of Western Society right now. I feel like I would absorb information better if I was motivated though.

Re: Keeping Motivation

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:17 pm
by Couch's Kingbird
iarehavethestupid wrote: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:44 am but at the MS level, it isn't very hard to power most music questions, and I have a solid base on history.
If you haven't already, I'd encourage you to start reading harder questions (high school novice or regular at least). You'll encounter new stuff you don't know, and it should be more stimulating and challenging for you.