The thread "Losing My Instructor", got me to thinking. There are so many times that life throws us a curve ball : moving to a new town, new job, new relationship, new baby, instructor going away, injuries.........and on and on. Any of those things would be justification to quit MA training. So what is it that keeps you going? I came across some old MA pictures yesterday while cleaning out a closet , some from 25 years ago. So many in those pictures have gone away, moving on with their lives. What is your motivation for staying the course after years of training when so many around you have quit?