Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Mismatch of Motivation

      My goal for the month of April was to build my own website. The original motivation for this project was to learn about web design for my future direct primary care practice, and also to have a central place where future blogs, videos, and other links can be located. It seemed like a good idea at the time I was making my goals last December.
    The problem is, I don't know much about my future practice yet, I haven't made any videos at this point, and all the links I want to share I simply post to Facebook, where they will have a larger audience than on my website. In short, a website does not fill a niche in my life right now. And like most of you, I am too busy to work on a project that has no utility in my life.
     I also realized that most of the future needs I can envision can be met fairly easily with the web building and hosting services that are available. Like learning how to use a computer program or repairing a leaky faucet, building a website is something you do when you need to, not something you practice. So I think that's what I'll do.

     That being said, I have also struggled with this month's goal, which is to read 21 books. Most of that can be attributed to being on OB night float last week, which is associated with more of a survival mindset rather than the curious, intellectual place I need to be in to absorb new ideas. I have quickly realized that 21 books, though it has a nice ring to it, is overambitious, to say the least. That being said, I will read as many books as time allows. Below is the stack I'm starting with, although I've already partially read several of these books:

I would say that suggestions are welcome, but I have a list of several hundred books I want to read already, so I'm good for now!

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