We have reason to study
You know that to move heavy loads, loads requiring a higher force that has any man, instruments that are called levers are used. Well, to move the will to begin their movement in each case also handles needed.
Do you know what the technical name of the “levers” in psychology? They have the name of “reason”. The reasons are the levers that move the will. I guess what you are thinking right now: “I just made the great discovery of my life is wonderful that there are levers to move that heavy burden is to study every day the reasons are my deliverance…” I agree with you that the reasons are somewhat important, very helpful to the student. However, do not come to the false conclusion that removes personal effort.
The reasons arouse interest, help focus attention, stimulate the desire to learn, lead the effort. Here ends the role of reasons. From here begins your effort. If this reaches, you have to have much interest in some things, but not learn those things. You know also that the reasons do not emerge by themselves, but must acquire and cultivate.
Also important to know that not just any reason: there are good and bad, better and worse than other reasons. Before you say, you have a weak will to study. Now you add that the main cause of your problem is that you lack reasons to study. You have little reason and are poor some valuable reasons. However, an example of the poor reason is “studying to pass an exam” and an example of the valuable reason is “study to know”.
You move the only incentive
The study is not something that begets itself, but something that needs to be motivated (stimulated) to emerge and continue. A person is motivated for learning when he discovers that there is a relationship between this learning and some personal need. There is a kind of motivation, which actually based on satisfying external needs of the student. To do this, others (parents and teachers) offer incentives.
Then I will give you an example: Money, A motorcycle, Go abroad, let you out the weekend. This is called extrinsic motivation or incentive. The second type of motivation actually based on satisfying domestic needs of the student. In addition, the student does it. Students are encouraged to themselves. Therefore, it called motivation or intrinsic motivation. It is a motivation without incentives (no stimulus coming from outside the student). You should ask yourself what moves you usually do you move to study preferably incentive or domestic needs (motives, motivation).
I suspect, you can correct me if I am wrong, you move the only incentive: only for praise, awards, good grades, etc.; and to avoid censure, penalties, bad grades, etc. This does not happen just like you, it happens to many students. Not bad study with incentives, what we do is wrong is that is the only motivation.
We must use both types of motivation since they complement each other. However, should rely much more on the motivation that the incentives, especially after infancy. You will notice that a child is able to “kill to study” to get a good grade or to be first class.
Older guys like you and do not “excited” so this kind of thing. I advise you to appeal more to the motivation, not only because it is more in keeping with the interests of your current age, but also because it is a more complete, more effective and more training motivation. The student knows motivate himself or herself need the little incentive or none.