Use your imagination

I have discovered why I postpone things like certain phone calls. It is not that I habitually tend to give priority to those things I like better. I’m actually very good at delaying gratification. After putting my daughter to bed, I work my ass of to get my kitchen and living/dining clean and tidy, before I have that craved cup of coffee. So what is the difference between cleaning and making a dreaded phone call? It is not that I like cleaning better, for I don’t, but I’m motivated by how good it feels to sip my coffee overlooking an organized living. Up to now, I did know intellectually discipline only goes so far. Now I understand. To consistently do things I don’t like, I need to be able to motivate myself; to see the big picture beyond a single action, to imagine into detail how I will feel when I have successfully handled that phone call.