How to make everything more difficult

When things start to go bad, we tend to focus on the difficulty and the pain it carries. That’s how we make hard problems more difficult.

I rode my first 100km bike ride this past Saturday and for the final 10km I was not only feeling pretty tired but sitting on a bike saddle for 5+ hours leaves your backside feeling like someone took a power sander to some tender regions.

But, if I only agonized over the pain, the final 40 minutes would have felt like 4 hours.

Focus on the good stuff and it makes overcoming the bad stuff much easier.