What motivates YOU to practice?

For me, there is nuance when it comes to motivation – both intrinsic and extrinsic. For all I know, as of writing this today, I cannot rely on motivation to practice. There will be days we wake up feeling good and others when we’re in a slump or simply don’t feel like it. For some, the latter happens more often than the former. The truth is, that energetic feeling that accompanies motivation usually follows action – not the other way around…at least, that’s the case most of the time. We need to “get going to give ourselves a chance of feeling good” (The Practice of Groundedness by Brad Stulberg, p. 51-54)

Here is where motivation lives with me in the music realm these days:

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