How do I do stay motivated in school?

Currently a senior, and will be going into IB after graduating. I am completely unmotivated in my final year. Honestly, I've always put the most minimal effort into school. Don't know how I was motivated as a SA to put in 90hrs but can't take an hour every day to study. I understand that GPA is important for B-School and PE recruiting, but I'm just not feeling it. I already know if I don't switch up now, I'll have to work harder on the back end. This is exactly how I ended up at a small state school. Advice and tips needed!

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Akephalos, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Try to imagine yourself 5, 10 and 20 years down the line. Doesn't have to be a detailed version with everything painted out but ask yourself, where would I want to be? Do I want to be married already and have my first child on the way, do I want to live abroad for some time or do I want to work at XYZ cause I've always liked their coffee cups - you get the point. Envision yourself somewhere in your life and set goals for yourself; socially, financially, professionally and personally. I'd write them down for myself and think about it honestly, what I want from my life (sometimes some weird stuff ends there, sometimes it helps clearing the mind). After make a plan of how to get there and small steps, so you can motivate yourself looking at it and climbing the ladder step by step till you reached it. I was coasting a long time without a plan due to a personal blow as a young adult and it costed me so many years, which you shouldn't waste. There's just so much to go for and conquer, just open your mind, get started and you'll see it's not so bad. It's not always honeymoon but it will pay off.

rickle, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Really great advice. The only thing I would add is within the plan and goals, focus on progress not perfection. Don't constantly look out to the horizon (the long term goal) as it's always moving and appears you'll never get there. Focus on where you came from and celebrate each success along the way. "Three months ago I was there and now I'm here." You get the picture. You'll ultimately get to the same place but you'll enjoy the journey a heck of a lot more. Took me a long time to figure that out.

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