Originally Posted by Beardo
I understand how you feel, I often find myself asking the very same question, but I guess it is worth it. It's important you try to enjoy studying and learning, you have to remember it's so hard to find a job now days and it's very comptetitve to the point that you're at a disadvantage before you even apply without an education behind you.
Even if you don't go into the field you studied it's still good to have the education because it takes you places. The more skills you have the more types of jobs you will be able to get so my advice would be to learn as many skills as you can and not just what you're studying, become a person of multiple skills.
Hang in there, keep putting the effort in, make the subject you're studying your passion, it's impossible to do well in a subject you have no passion for, people who have passion for their subjects find themselves randomly thinking about what they're studying even when they're not in the class room because they enjoy thinking about it and through thinking about it they understand it and learn it easier.
I'm not sure if this will be helpful to you but I realized that this is where I was going wrong, I all ways had "not really interested" attitude towards my studies, then I just changed my thinking and started to think "hey this stuff is cool I wanna learn how to do it" you just have to change how you think about things I guess.
If you all ways tell yourself negative things then you will never be happy and everything will be hard, but tell yourself positive things instead. Renew your intention often, for example with my studies I tell myself "I'm doing this for Allah and so that I can offer my I.T services to the ummah for free" then this gives me the motivation I need to keep going.
People who become masters of subjects don't achieve it over night, they do it by all ways renewing their passion for their subject and not quitting when they begin to get bored. I hope this was helpful to you.
oh the ultimate point in life is to earn Allah's pleasure, and your studies can help you to achieve this, I'm sure there must be something you can do with your school education that can benefit the Muslims of the ummah. You can help the ummah for Allah's pleasure using your studies. And use this intention to fuel your motivation.
Also recite the du'a "rabi zidnee 'ilma"