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“How do you stay motivated for 15 hours bro??

– 76 viewers during my streams every day

In the last lesson, I briefly explained how I manage my time and setting my goals. This time, we will focus on my goals and how I set them, hoping you will try to do the same.

My father and I had many good conversations. He is an outstanding, intelligent man. Every time one of our conversations ended, I immediately incorporated the things he advised me to do in my life.

We had a conversation once about setting my goals and what I want to be in the future. I was 18 and pretty much all over the place. I was very popular and social but I couldn’t care about school and even less about studying. I also went through a rough break-up with a girl I was with for serval years. My father could see that, and he sat me down and asked me: “Ari, where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

I couldn’t answer.

“You are a man now. It would be best if you had some goals in your life. Come back to me when you have an answer.” So I started looking for things to do with myself. After several months (a story for another time), I realized it’s time to fulfill my will to help people with my passion for nutrition and health and become a doctor. I went back to my father and told him that in 5 years, I would like to be a medical student.

And here I am, after 5 years of researching, studying, working, saving money, and passing the entrance exam, I am a second-year medical student.

Where do I get my motivation from?

I always aim high. Seeing a single goal all the time – I will reach the point where I am a doctor, and I can see my parents retiring after working for hours to help their kids fulfill their dream. I know every session I am investing in my education is one step closer to this goal. Even when I am writing this, I can sense the rush of dopamine/serotonin, which is crucial for feeling a sense of motivation and focus.

I had a 5-year plan 5 years ago.

Now I have a new one.

This is where I get my motivation from. I am setting myself daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and 5-year goals. Reaching the smaller goals keeps me on track. Reaching the bigger goals gives me the sense of motivation, focus, and persistence that I need.

I would love to hear about your plans! Write a post and tag me so I will be able to know all of your better.

And tag me again in 5 years to show the community that you reached these goals.


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  1. I want to be doctor 5 years from now so that i won’t be dependent on my parents as well as society and my primary aim is to serve needy ones and i think that people are waiting for me and that motivates me a lot

  2. I too am kind of all over the place …..but I would love to complete my residency in surgery or anesthesia in five years time , find a lateral source of income too . Plus start something to help people and make their life easy.

  3. In 5 years I would like to be studying the career of my dreams, a double degree in physics and mathematics, I will do whatever it takes to achieve my goal, thank you very much Ari, for the daily motivation you provide to so many people

  4. In 5 years from now I want to be a doctor, and a university professor. I also want to have a project to help medical students from my country (Brazil). @ari thank for this community and for sharring this with us

  5. I myself in a process of building myself….as ari said his life experience is kinda similar to me…
    I am an undergraduate student and along with that am doing chartered accountant.
    My five year goal is to complete my CA,B.com and M.com and along with that I want to learn things as much I can.
    I want to become CA as my dad was not able to spend money requre for science background studies….
    So I myself decided to go for CA and once I become something…I can finance myself for further study and I would be able to give my mom dad a better standard of living.
    As everyone has their own definition of success,once I had asked to my dad,”what is success means to him?”
    He said,” the day you will work for your nation,I don’t need anything…. just do something that I will be proud of you that’s all I need”.
    So I always have a urge and feeling to do something for our nation and world…
    I am a person who likes to be a part of change rather than wishing to have a change

  6. I’m first year in computer science. My 1-year goal is to get intern or part-time job in the field. Further is to be a professional freelancer, to solve uncertainty and feel like part of something. Thanks @ari , and all of you in the community here as a big motivation!

  7. 1 year ago, I was hospitalized for 6 months.
    Maybe those 6 months were so hard for me due to thousands of reasons.
    But during these 6 months, I discovered myself and I decided to be a doctor because I want to help people to recover their health.
    “𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡”
    Now it’s my first year as a medical student- thanks to God.
    My aims for the next 5 years:
    1) studying smartly.
    2) doing an awareness campaign.
    3) making my mom and dad so proud and happy.
    4) doing the USMLE exam.
    5) I will work hard to get acceptance in Rambam or Sheba Medical Center.

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  9. I will be a fullfledged physician in our town/country in 5 years’ time! With very good closed growing friendships with others.

  10. HI!!! Eu tenho Esquizofrenia autoimune e 59 anos e me preparo para o concurso do Banco Central do Brasil…estou remido de Doença de Crhon há mais de 15 anos não tomo nada e não há protocolo para usar o Remicade/Infliximabe para a esquizofrenia…Minha família é disfuncional e moro com minha mãe de 88 anos…O espaço é pequeno e fui sucinto Obrigado!Washington