Hi guys! Hope you’re doing well wherever you are and whatever you’re going through.
I wanted to write a little bit about the importance of having a vision - that bigger image of what you’re aiming for and what you desire out of your life.
Actually, I was thinking about that a lot lately and I feel I should write it down mostly for myself, so that I can get back to this post and remind myself of why am I doing everything I’m doing at this point of my life....
So, spending the most of my days at lectures, writing assignments and memorizing a hell lot of stuff day by day can make me go pretty nuts sometimes and then I tend to ask myself - why am even doing this? Why am I struggling to get that useless piece of paper at the end that I don’t really value or care about?
Then it is time to go back to that bigger vision... The fact is that I really like what I’m studying, but it sure doesn’t mean that I enjoy every damn lecture or that I think that all of the assignments I get to write are helpful in any way. However, as I want to be a translator one day, I guess I have to go through all this shit, crappy courses and boring lectures to get to where I want to be and to have a little bit more freedom to set up my own rules and focus primarily on topics and parts that interest me the most.
Other thing that helps me to get my mindset in order about my studies is remembering why I am passionate about that area in the first place. Sometimes I even forget that I enjoy playing with languages and words while I am at Uni, because it somehow all becomes a chore and doesn’t ignite the same excitement within me as it used to do before.
Those are the moments when I take things in my own hands and try to reconnect with that passion that I know still lingers within me, but I just have to let it come back to the surface.
I study Italian and Portuguese, so when I need that “pump” to feel excited about my studies again, I take some books that I enjoy in those languages or I watch some fun movies or listen to my favourite Italian and Portuguese music... Actually, it doesn’t take much to reawake my affection for roman languages and very soon I am more motivated to study even those more scientific parts that I usually find so boring.
So... my advice to you, if you feel like losing motivation for your studies or job or whatever: REMEMBER YOUR BIGGER VISION - why did you start to do that thing in the first place? Where do you think it’ll take you? How is that thing necessary on your path to where you want to go?
If you realize that it really does fit in the grand scheme of things and that it is indispensable on the journey to your goal - find ways to make it more enjoyable and even just the simplest thing as keeping the bigger vision in your mind can make it seem more meaningful and less of a struggle.