People like to dismiss tasks that do not have any immediate visible results. Training for an Olympic, sticking to a healthy diet, and exercising require time to realize any gain. A lot of time. We procrastinate because there is no prompt fruition that can keep us motivated.
Now, if you expand the time horizon to a year, what is a year of life worth to you?
- Making a hundred new good friends?
- Getting a business up?
- Losing 10 pounds?
- Publishing a book?
- Repairing your severed bond with your siblings?
Suddenly many possibilities become attainable.
A valuable accomplishment is rarely achieved in a short time. Visualize the result in chunks of years, not days.