We push boundaries on Mondays.

My favorite hashtag is #MondayMotivation. My first task on Monday mornings is to check my Twitter feed for inspirational quotes and messages. Mondays are often associated with weariness and overwhelmingness. The start of the week is a reminder of things left undone from the week prior intertwined with a new set of tasks place ahead of us.

This morning, I came across this quote that really put things into perspective.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe

There’s power in being single-minded. Instead of crumbling under pressure at the thought of never-ending deadlines and responding with defeat in the face of errors, think of how much you can accomplish by easing up on self-inflicted pressure. Focus on where you are. The rest will work itself out.






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