Going to college requires getting your act together. This includes keeping track of materials, assignments, tests, and projects as well as knowing why you enrolled and what your long-term goals are. It involves juggling your courses, family responsibilities, and job (if you have one, and most college students do these days) while still leaving time to recharge your batteries. Being successful at all this takes planning.
As organization gives structure, like the body's bone and muscle, motivation is like the soul, the source of all action. Your motivation is both energy and direction. Without it, not much happens, but not all motives are equal.
Motivation that matters is the kind that comes from being aware of your purpose on the earth. A student sitting in a classroom with no goal in mind except to get through the course is almost sure to learn very little, to be changed very little.
The links listed below can start you thinking about what really motivated you to go to college and to take the classes you have selected. Thoughtful reflection on what you want out of college and why you want it can make getting organized easier and more meaningful.
12 Strategies for Motivation that Actually Work!