"Never let it be known you need a kick in the rear, for motivation ... you may have more willing participants than you think!"
"It's all right to let frustration lead to procrastination, but do not quit." ~nr lenz
"The strong are those who face and overcome adversities in life, without the veil of self-pity to motivate them." ~nr lenz
Not having extra money for lessons, I often teach myself, which is quite a task in itself. Today I had a conversation about learning, and the frustration until the "light goes on"! Sometimes I let frustration get in my way, and I quit trying. This is not a good thing. It's kind of like when I want to have a "pity pat" party, a situation will be presented to me to make me aware of my folly. For example, a customer who comes in and shares a story of severe illness or death; or I may be frustrated trying to learn something on a keyboard, or about drumming and want to watch some You Tube videos and the ones I "happen" upon might be someone drumming with only one arm, or someone playing beautifully on a keyboard with only two fingers.