Perhaps, your mother cooked your favorite food for getting "As" on your report card when you were younger; that's extrinsic motivation.
Now that you are older and more autonomous, you must become intrinsically motivated; you must now do great things because you care about yourself and want and need to do what is best for your future.
Now you see that it is your responsibility to learn. To do this you must take control of your learning. The most significant factor affecting your success or failure in learning becomes your own attitude toward your education.
Being a teenager and making the transition to to high school requires so many changes. You're not a child anymore. But these changes also require that you look at your education from a different perspective also.
Now you must value and pursue your education because you see it as a key--an important stepping stone--to your future.
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A Sloth, no matter how endearing they may look, is one of the slowest moving animals on Earth. Its muscles are such that it can also barely walk and, even so, only at an extremely slow pace.
Sometimes, high school students will drag their feet, not turn assignments in, skip class, and fail classes all in an effort to keep the inevitable from happening--the ending of high school. Finishing high school points to and forces teenagers to think about their future.
Unfortunately, while the sloth can 'get by' at his leisurely pace because each day is the same for him--survival--for teenagers, however, it is very much different. Surprisingly time is NOT in your favor. Each and every moment is being taken from you and you cannot get them back! So, Carpe Diem, seize the day!