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.