Ok folks, how to you get yourself to focus on something that you really just don't feel like doing?

I am terrible at self motivation unless it's something I want to do and even then I don't always get around to it when I say I will.

I'm trying to relearn Algebra so I can go to college to become a vet tech. I got a bunch of medical/veterinary technician text books and would love to start pouring over them but Im trying to focus on algebra only, so I can actually get into college otherwise the other stuff won't matter! But I have no interest in algebra. I don't care a bit about quadratic equations or how to simplify an equation that's 4 inches long or what xyz is supposed to mean. Or graphing, ugg. And of course there are other things I'd like to motivate myself to do (like running)

Tips, suggestion, similar troubles? Lets hear!

I am terrible at self motivation unless it's something I want to do and even then I don't always get around to it when I say I will.

I'm trying to relearn Algebra so I can go to college to become a vet tech. I got a bunch of medical/veterinary technician text books and would love to start pouring over them but Im trying to focus on algebra only, so I can actually get into college otherwise the other stuff won't matter! But I have no interest in algebra. I don't care a bit about quadratic equations or how to simplify an equation that's 4 inches long or what xyz is supposed to mean. Or graphing, ugg. And of course there are other things I'd like to motivate myself to do (like running)

Tips, suggestion, similar troubles? Lets hear!