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69 Quotes For When You Have No Motivation to Study

Are you finding yourself with a big exam or assignment coming up with no motivation to study? Honestly, you’re not alone. I remember when I was in college there were many times where I just wanted to lay down in bed and do absolutely nothing. You find yourself in a rut for a second, and don’t know how to get out of it. You know what you’re supposed to be doing but don’t want to. How do we change that? Honestly, it’s hard. It takes a lot of self discipline. According to research “95% of college student procrastinate in “notable ways” I didn’t realize until months later after I graduated that all I needed during those times was a little pep talk to myself to get my sh*t together to know what needed to get done.

Stop doing whatever you’re doing. Get up and read these 69 motivational quotes to study you need right now and get your sh*t together (cause trust me, they will help).

  1. “You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change for your future” –Abdul Kalam 
  2. “The Best Way To Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” – Walt Disney

  3. “Things Work Out Best For Those Who Make The Best Of How Things Work Out.” John Wooden

  4.  “I Think Goals Should Never Be Easy, They Should Force You To Work, Even If They Are Uncomfortable At The Time.” – Michael Phelps

  5. “Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” -Anonymous

  6. “Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” -Charles Dickens

  7. “The only thing standing in the way between you and your goal is the BS story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

  8. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

  9. “Your focus determines your reality.” -George Lucas

  10. “The work you do when you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” – Jessica Hische

  11. “Nothing will work unless you do.” Maya Angel

  12. “Done is better than perfect.” Sheryl Sandberg

  13. “There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. There is no such thing as life in-between.” -Pat Riley

  14. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” -Winston Churchill

  15. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” -Colin R. Davis

  16. “Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” -Theodore N. Vail

  17. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

  18. “Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” -Steven Jobs 

  19. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X

  20. “They cannot stop me. I will get my education, if it is in the home, school, or anyplace.” -Malala Yousafzai

  21. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” -Nora Roberts

  22. “Successful people begin where failures leave off. Never settle for ‘just getting the job done.’ Excel!” – Tom Hopkins

  23. “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” – Brian Herbert “Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.” – Lou Holtz

  24. “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort.” – Jillian Michaels

  25. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

  26. “Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” – Abraham Lincoln

  27. “The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.” – Paul Halmos

  28. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar

  29. “It doesn’t matter where you go and what you study, what matters most is what you share with yourself and the world.”― Santosh Kalwar

  30. “When it’s finals week and you’ve been studying for five hours straight, you need three things to get you through the night. The biggest Slurpee you can find, half cherry half Coke. Pajama pants, the kind that has been washed so many times they are tissue-paper thin. And finally, dance breaks. Lots of dance breaks.” ― Jenny Han

  31. “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” –Denis Watiley

  32. “You can always be better” -Tiger Woods

  33. “Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of an effort of intelligence” -John Ruskin

  34. “Ninety-nine per cent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver

  35. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” -Anonymous 

  36. “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Ryan Blair 

  37. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

  38. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

  39. “Don’t stop until you’re proud.” – Sarah Cueto

  40. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.” – Yoana Dianika

  41. “There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.” – Ralph Marston

  42. “When you know better you do better.” – Maya Angelou

  43. “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” – Bonnie Blair

  44. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

  45. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln

  46. “I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.” – Natalie Portman

  47. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris

  48. “It always seems impossible until it’s done” — Nelson Mandela

  49. “When your dreams becoming reality, they’re no longer your dreams.” —Hugh Jackman

  50. “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” – Gail Devers

  51. “No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy.” – Brad Henry.

  52. “You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.” – Philippos

  53. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering

  54. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

  55. “The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.” – Kobe Bryant

  56. “We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.” – Kobe Bryant

  57. “The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top.” – O.J. Simpson

  58. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein

  59. “Whatever you are studying right now, if you are not getting up to speed on deep learning, neural networks, etc., you lose. We are going through the process where software will automate software, automation will automate automation.” -Mark Cuban

  60. “There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – General Colin Powell

  61. “There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” Zig Ziglar

  62. “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” – Ralph Marston

  63. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

  64. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” -Julie Andrews

  65. “Set your priorities right, because if you chase two rabbits you will lose them both.” -Anonymous 

  66. “Worrying is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” – Erma Bombeck

  67. “You don’t want to look back and know you could’ve been better.” -Anonymous 

  68. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

  69. “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves… The choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Bottom Line

Anything in life that you want to be good at requires you to put time into it. I know finding motivation can be a handful, however think of the amazing grades you’ll get once you put the time and care into it. I believe in you. It’ll pay off. These motivational quotes will make you push through and finish your work (especially when you have no motivation to study).

It’ll be done in no time!

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