How to maintain your motivation in self-paced training?

It is not unusual that many people are very motivated when they sign up a training program. But as time passes by, their motivation recedes and they gradually lose the interest in completing the course. This is no different than starting a book but not finishing. In this day and age, we are all troubled with many issues apart from day-to-day work. Being able to maintain your motivation to achieve your goal is critical. In this article, we will talk about ways that can help you maintain your motivation, especially when it comes to self-paced training.

  1. Make a list of tasks you need to complete everyday
  2. It has been shown that everything you have done for over 10 times will turn into a habit. Therefore, as long as you make sure that you stick to your daily tasks for two weeks, you should become used to it. The greatest benefit of listing your daily tasks is that you have a clear goal for each day instead of just completing what comes into your mind. This way, you just need to do a little bit of training study every day, you will finish the whole course without realizing it.

  3. Realize the importance of the training
  4. If the training helps you get the licence you need to work in a specific industry or to prove you have got certain skills, there is no doubt that you must complete the training as soon as possible so you can go out and find a job.

    If the training helps distinguish you from your peers by providing you more practical skills or a better understanding of the industry you are working in, you need to set up a clear goal regarding where you want to be in a few years time. Do you want to do what you are doing now in 5 years time or you want to progress to a higher-level position in your organisation? If your answer is latter, you just need to keep reminding yourself that you must make the effort to set you apart from your peers so you can get more opportunities when the time comes. Many people are hard working. But very few are working hard and improving themselves at the same time. Being able to maintain your job performance while improving your skills and knowledge is a valuable skill and is cherished by employers.

  5. Education is a stepping stone
  6. If you are experienced at what you are doing, you should know that these days, whatever you do, people are looking for a piece of paper, namely a qualification. Training and education is a stepping stone and sometimes it means the difference between getting a call back or not after submitting your application and resume. You may be experienced and you may be able to do all the work. But it takes more than words on your resume to convince your potential employer. A qualification fits right in, serving as the evidence of your knowledge and skills.

There are many articles you can find online that talk about maintaining motivation. Many of those advises are good but not closely related to training. What we have listed here are basically a reminder of how importance training is in this day and age. It is not a mere studying experience, it is a proof of your skills, knowledge and even experience. Every now and then, we all get caught up with something in our lives that diverts us from taking the direct path to achieve our goals. Maintaining your motivation is basically keeping reminding yourself to get back to the path to your goal after taking a detour. Remind yourself of your goal every day, and you will eventually get there.

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