Nadia J. answered 11/13/12
Avid Teacher & Lifelong Learner!
Understand what your personal goals are (for the year, next five years, next ten years) and then think of ways that your current education is a means to acheiving those goals.
Sometimes writing out or "seeing" your goals makes an abstract concept (such as knowledge) seem more real to you.
Also, it may helps to approach the idea that scholarly knowledge is more than just learning something-- it can also be useful and applicable to everyday life.
Hopefully these approaches can broaden your perspective and increase your motivation to work as a scholar.
Thank you for the GREAT information... the advice is great, really.