Motivation can be, at the best of times, a precarious beast. On one hand, life can often get in the way, forcing you to take a break from study. Finding it within you to jump back in can be hard.
On the flipside, you might be halfway through your degree, and feel like there’s still such a long way ahead of you. Maybe you’re not one of those people who springs out of bed every morning super motivated and ready to take on the world. Perhaps you’re simply tired, a bit flat, you ate a big lunch or you just don’t feel like it. These are all perfectly normal feelings every human being experiences.
If you’re feeling more SLOW-MO than YOLO, here are a few reminders of why you started your degree in the first place – and why you should definitely finish”
10 reasons why you should restart or finish-off your degree:
- It’s no secret that the fastest growing jobs often have a minimum requirement of a Bachelor Degree. We can no longer assume you can just learn everything on the job on your own; your manager unfortunately doesn’t have the time to mentor you individually.
- People with some form of education, have greater confidence to enter, change and adapt to new career fields. This also allows you to network effectively to keep your doors open for future opportunities or for times in need.
- Education enhances and improves your natural talents by adding clarity and focus. For example, you may be a born leader, so your Bachelor of Business in Management will compliment your natural talent with extra strategies and techniques.
- Education allows you to potentially earn more money, running off the concept of ‘the more you learn, the more you earn’. It can provide a sense of financial security and a sense of self accomplishment.
- Educated people not only have higher salaries in general, but studies show that they also tend to lead a healthier, longer lifestyle.
- Unemployment periods between jobs and overall unemployment rates are lower if you have a degree.
- Education sets a good example for your family and children, encouraging them to also succeed in life. Placing value on education motivates and displays excellence.
- Education allows you to be more competitive in filling job requirements, as the changing employment market won’t get any easier.
- The world economy is changing. We are now no longer just local, there has been a global expansion and we should start to expect international pressure (and also the consider abroad prospects).
- And finally, it may sound obvious, but it’s oh-so-true – education is the key to happiness, success, and opportunities. Learning is constant.
You can never be too well-educated, and here’s the secret to success – be constantly moving forward. Challenge yourself to do better. Regardless of whether that’s one unit per Study Period or one short course per year, you are still enabling yourself to move forward, stay relevant and invest in your future.
If life gets in the way, or circumstances change, adjust your study load – don’t get rid of it entirely.