Whilst under the pressure of trying to get High Distinctions “HD’s” to maintain my high GPA in my Medical Science degree, I had to also make time to study for the GAMSAT. This included constantly revising all the sciences, reading widely and practicing my essay writing. I was spending hours a day at my desk, staring blankly at the wall and thinking…
”Is it all worth it?”
”I should I have just settled for an average 9-5 job, or even a trade? I could even become a science teacher – easy hours, long holidays and decent pay”.
I had this burning desire inside to become a Dentist, but I just needed the motivation to push myself to study consistently for both University and the GAMSAT. I needed motivation to remind me that these sacrifices I was making were worth it.
After reading an interesting article online I implemented a simple strategy.
I followed the article’s advice and began to stick pictures on the wall connected to my desk. I had pictures of a dentist, a picture of Will Smith with the quote ‘ Being Realistic is the most common path to mediocrity’ and the favorite of all was a picture of a man mining for diamonds (posted below).
It is amazing how this simple technique can give you that extra drive to push through a tough day of studying. It really helped me and gave me that extra strength when I would almost give up and tell myself ”thats enough study for the day Matty – you can rest now”.
Try it out and let me know if it works for you too!