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 still a bit tired from 2017, you ate a big lunch or you just don’t feel like it right now. These are all perfectly normal feelings everyone 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:
1. Even if some companies are ditching degree requirements for certain roles, the majority of professionals have a minimum qualification of a Bachelor degree. We can no longer assume everything can be learned on the job, and managers rarely have time to properly mentor staff.
2. 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.
3. Education enhances and improves your natural talents by adding clarity and focus. For example, you may be a born leader, so your Bachelor’s degree in Business will compliment your natural talent with extra strategies and techniques.
4. 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.
5. Educated people not only have higher salaries in general, but studies show that they also tend to lead healthier lifestyles and live longer.
6. Unemployment periods between jobs and overall unemployment rates are lower if you have a degree.
7. 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.
8. Education allows you to be more competitive in filling job requirements, as the changing employment market won’t get any easier.
9. 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).
10. And finally, it may sound obvious, but it’s oh-so-true – education is the key to happiness, success, and opportunities. Learning is for life.
You can never be too educated, and here’s the secret to success – strive to conquer something new. Regardless of whether that’s one subject per Study Period or one short course a year, you are still enabling yourself to move forward, stay relevant and invest in you.
If life gets in the way, or circumstances change, adjust your study load – don’t put it off all together.
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