Currently in Organizational Behavior (that’s kind of an HR class on
crack steroids), we are studying motivation. This is an apt time in the semester to be studying such things, because it is when motivation is waning the most. I find myself dreaming of baseball, whose season starts tomorrow, and all of the productive things I could be doing for my church, whose website has never looked better.
This is the point of the semester when, as happens every semester, the days are stressful and full. Hope is mostly gone for an easy semester, while students begin to figure out what grade they need to get on which assignments in order to get the desired final grade. I’m not proud of it, but it happens.
This is also the point in which I look forward to bigger and better things. Where will I be in a year? I know that, for me, I’ll be in the same place, but seeing my classmates work through this question is almost as fun as seeing the career services people try to ensure that everyone is placed in positions that will be mutually beneficial. For all of us, hope springs eternal. We know that we have a marketable set of skills that will help us at the next level, but the fun part is not knowing what that next level is, while at the same time finding the motivation to finish this current one.