Staying Motivated u Do you give up on schoolwork too easily? u Do you think negative thoughts about yourself and your abilities? u Are you frustrated in your classes or unhappy with your grades? u Would you like to feel more confident about yourself, and more optimistic about your future? If you answered yes to any of the above, it’s important that you find ways to feel more positive about your abilities—and about your education. Changing the way you feel about your academic abilities or your education involves making changes in both your thinking and your behavior. Remember, your education is an investment in your future! More than anything else, your education will determine the kinds of choices and opportunities you are going to have in life!