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veen  ·  195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Morning, Hubski. How do you motivate yourself to do something difficult?

    “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” - Mark Twain

    “If your solution is ‘try harder’ or ‘be more careful’ you can go fuck yourself.” - unknown

Sometimes I'll actively think through the worst case scenario. It's often less awful than my fear imagines it to be. Usually when something's difficult for me, it's difficult to start. Sometimes I need to actively remind myself of why I'm doing that thing in the first place. Sometimes I use the 'mindless' approach; I just need to get into the motions, I just need to get moving and then I'll be fine, so I find whatever mindless thing will get me an inch closer to my goal and do that.