Over this past school year I have only allowed myself to get just 'okay' marks in some classes. It is difficult to be motivated when you do not really enjoy what you are doing. This is no excuse though as in life you are always going to have to do things that you do not want to.
The reason for my just 'okay' marks is that I am busy with dance every night, busy with work, and I am always tired. Many students have a lot to deal with and yet are still able to study effectively for tests. I on the other hand do not study effectively and do not push myself.
My grades are not bad but they are not where I want them to be. I feel that I do my best when I have a specific goal that I need to reach. Hopefully when I know what I want to do in university I'll be able to push myself, even in the classes that I do not enjoy, and reach that goal. Without motivation it will be hard to be as successful as I want to be.