The Dominate Test Prep Podcast

25. How to Find the Motivation to Study

June 16, 2020 Brett Ethridge / Dominate Test Prep
The Dominate Test Prep Podcast
25. How to Find the Motivation to Study
Show Notes

Motivation is a key component of success on your standardized test because if it's lacking, you won't put in the necessary work to prepare effectively and your score will suffer on test day. Unfortunately, a lot of students struggle with motivation and consequently they have a hard time getting the score they need.

Perhaps that's you.

So where does motivation come from and how can you get it back if you've lost it? That's the question we tackle in this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast. Specifically, we explore:

  • The four (4) reasons people lose motivation and what you can do to get it back
  • Why getting into a good school may not be enough of a motivator for you
  • The importance of having a powerful "WHY" and how to tap into it for sustained motivation
  • The difference between Internal and External motivation, and which is more important for driving long-term success
  • The power of habits for taking motivation out of the equation altogether
  • A simple action you can take right now to increase your daily motivation
  • And more!

If you're just beginning your test prep journey and your motivation is still high, that's awesome! But being aware of some of these "motivation pitfalls" can help you avoid them in the future. And if your motivation is lacking, I'm confident that you'll have clear direction on how to get it back after listening to this episode... and that you'll be motivated to do so.


  1. Podcast episode #2: 5 Proven Study Habits for a Higher Score on Test Day
  2. Daily motivation: Download the "Motivate" app
  3. Comments? Questions? Contact Us


“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” -- Jim Ryun

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