It’s the middle of the semester; it’s the time when you find yourself in a neutral territory where things aren’t’ simple as ABC but its not mind-boggling difficult, but when you’re in your third year of college, what is?

Sometimes, during those times when you’re buried under paperwork, drowning in research papers and bombarded with production works that you start to forget why you’re working and studying so hard. Don’t fret, you’re not alone. We all go through a lull, especially when you’re facing so many things at once – when we tackle too many tasks that we forget why we started in the first place.

Now, with those hundreds of obstacles, there are always going to be thousands of reasons to keep reaching for your goals.

Here are my top five motivations for studying.

1. I study so I’m knowledgeable enough to drag haters in an articulate fashion

Let’s face it, with the emergence of social media and the swarm of people online who post their opinions, there’s always going to be some whose perspectives don’t go together. With that, it usually ends with both parties having a war in the comment section, and wouldn’t it be satisfying to drag someone down with your knowledge and educated thoughts? Not just by using their appearance as leverage for insults? Wouldn’t that be just splendid?

2. I study to be able to pursue the career I want.

I want to write articles for newspapers and magazine and be a reporter. I want a career in the media industry, and the first step to acquiring that dream is to study and earn a degree. Surprise kids, you can learn authentic journalism!

3. I study because I am curious. 

We all hold a flicker of curiousness within ourselves and I think it’s best to feed this curiosity. Want to know how deep Mariana Trench is? Look it up! Open a book or even just Google it but never dismiss that itch of curiosity that’s inside you. (P.S. it’s 36,070 feet)

4. I study because learning new things and having a more informed view of the world is beautiful.

The world is vast and scary. There are so many things in this world that is yet to be discovered and it’s a mystery that I wish I could solve. The beauty that this world holds, wouldn’t it just be wonderful to know how each person’s mind works? Know their perspective and how they see the world.

5. I study because I want to give myself the best future I possibly can

Sure, I could say I’m doing this for my parents and family and trust me, I am; I plan to fully repay all their hard work for me but mostly, I’m doing this for myself. I want to look back 10 years from now and be proud of my accomplishments. I want to be the best version of myself that there can be.

There are a thousand more things I could ramble on about but for now, these are the things that keep replaying on my mind when I start to lose that flash of motivation and for now, these are enough.


This post was originally posted at with some minor edit and changes.

Published by Ghela Marie