If You Want To Make Progress, You Need To Stop Avoiding The Unpleasant Moments
Somewhere along the line, we seem to have gained this idea that we need to enjoy every single second of our lives—that for some reason, we are no longer okay with putting in a few minutes of effort to get something great out of it. We’ve stopped putting work into anything that we don’t enjoy at that moment.
Get rid of that mindset. It’s holding you back more than pretty much anything else in your life. Getting things done is going to mean putting in effort. I know you don’t want to, and I do not care. The world does not care. The world isn’t going to coddle your ass because you just want to sit there on the internet.
Stop being so afraid of being uncomfortable. It’s not going to hurt you. Writing your paper won’t hurt you. It’ll make you feel relieved. Making that phone call won’t hurt you. It’ll help you make progress. Getting off the couch and starting that side hustle won’t hurt you. It’ll improve your life.
There are going to be moments of unpleasantness, but those moments are what will lead you to happiness. Those moments bring progress. If improvement was easy, everyone would be doing it.
Ditch this idea that you have to like every minute of your life. If you want to go after your goals, parts of that journey will be unpleasant, and that isn’t a bad thing. It’s a necessity.