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Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. - Jim Ryun

#MotivationalMonday? OK sure. Where do I find motivation?

Well, the example above I found at Brainy Quotes. It reminded me of something that I have let slide lately, the use of habits to get things done.

I have two habits that anchor my day, in the morning after I get up I make my bed and around 10pm I play my collection of card games going through my Solsuite list top to bottom once. That is my signal that it is time to head to bed.

I have others in-between these two but they can be a little hit and miss some days. My issue is that I let things get in the way. I try to live a regimented life but it really is not a comfortable fit for me so when I get a house guest or if there is a big event coming I'll let them slide. Usually with relief!

So while that is a great motivational quote and it does boost me up a little I know that the message really doesn't fit me as I know myself.

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. - St. Jerome

This is one that my dad used to quote and it brought a smile to my face because of its association with him. 

This is more like how I operate. I'll pursue a hobby until I complete one piece that shines then I'll pack it away and begin another hobby. 

It's the bane of the Professors life, I get good enough to sell my work then I stop instead of turning it into money. He does not really understand why I do that, the fact of the matter is that I'm not looking to make money, making money really isn't that interesting to me, the learning is what interests me.

I remember when being a life-long student was something people aspired to now because of my illness I have become one. Learning new things keeps me from being bored and I like it.

Sufficiently motivated? It will do for today. Do you have any quotes like the one from my dad that reminds you of a loved one? I'd love to see what you find motivating, share it below.


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