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    Hi guys, I'm starting year 13 tomorrow and I'm studying English Language, Psychology and Sociology (dropped History 3 months into year 12). My problem is even though I got AAA in the year 12 end of year exams, I don't like my subjects and I find them boring. How do I motivate myself to work hard for English and Sociology? Thank you!

    Just focus on the grades. Every piece of homework and every test just take pleasure in getting a sick grade. Also be really ambitious with your uni choices. If you get your heart set somewhere you know you have to get the grades. Also if some of your friends have moved on try to become friends with someone who just constantly works. Then even if you're doing a normal amount of work it will seem as if you aren't doing enough.

    Think about what they are good for? Those subjects look good for studying an advertising degree.. I would think about a company like Ogilvy & Mather, what do they do? Right on their front page is "Everything we do is designed to change behaviour"

    Think of the impact of that.. it could be working for a client like Cadbury's, and although chocolate is nice there is an obesity epidemic so Cadbury's have to be aware of the health implications, but then again chocolate is a luxury so how can you convey this wonderful experience.

    Ogilvy is a huge global company and so you could work in London and then go to work in New York! Could you imagine living the life of a young 24 year old advertising exec in New York, this could all be possible if you get the best grades you know you can and make these possibilities a reality!

    So what to take from this? Figure out all the things you know you want or would like to do, what degree's, what industries, what companies..

    There is nothing that say's you are not just as successful by being a reporter for the local town's newspaper than it is to go work in New York.

    So what do you want to do with your life?
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