Although it is hard to stay on track as a college student, I believe I have kept myself in line for the most part. I have found coming to college really gives you more independence than you have ever prepared yourself for. In high school, I had no desire to do anything. I didn't want to go college, let alone high school. I could barely ever wake up for high school and I know if it wasn't for my mother I would have never been there. So now I look back, 4 1/2 years ago and wonder.. how did I even make my way through college? As a 17 year old I never wanted to go to high school and now as a 22 year old I can't even skip class without feeling guilty. So I'm starting to now believe that motivation comes along with age... and that is a good feeling.
Back to my high school example, I never wanted to attend college when I was that age. I told myself I'd make it through by doing whatever I could do to get by. Now, I study for hours on end and obsess over making everything that I do perfect. Where did this all come from !? So, now I'm graduating college, and I want to go to graduate school next fall. I keep surprising myself more as I age because I feel I want so much more for my life. I am truly motivated because I know what I am capable of achieving. I never thought I'd see the day I'd make it to college and now I'm filling out job and graduate school applications. I've listened to people tell me I could never accomplish things because I do not have the motivation or the skills. I have now proved everyone wrong along the way and I must say, it feels so good.
It seems to be that motivation comes harder for me. I know I am not as easily motivated as others, but I often try to work towards everything I can. I know I have previously mentioned a few times how often weight and motivation have been a big part of my life, but it truly is. Whenever I'm feeling lazy or unmotivated to go to the gym I always tell myself how worth it is to do so, usually a few times. But, eventually I go and motivate myself to work as hard as I should. This motivation has paid off because over the last few years I have lost about thirty pounds and kept most of it off (which I must say is extremely hard to do in a college environment). But as a college student and a young adult, I'd say my motivation is finally where it should be and I am proud of what I have accomplished thus far, and hope I can only continue to be motivated to do more for my future.