... At times your dreams will feel impossible and tremendously laborious, but that doesn't mean that you're doing a poor job, it points to what you're pursuing is worth your investment.
... I now recognise that if I only have 2 hours, I have less than 2 hours of productivity in my day. Not only am I robbing myself of the rest I deserve, but I am also taking away energy from my goals and plans.
... At some point, I began believing that since I'm "smart", things should not be difficult, and when they are, it means I'm not as "smart" as I believed. Such a limiting belief.
... The greatest utility of this process isn't that it serves as a repository of self-congratulatory screenshots, it's instead how it has honed my awareness of things to be grateful for in my daily life...
... Lower the friction to performing the habit and reduce the intensity of a repetition. Take exercise as an example; I have lowered the friction by defining a workout not only by a visit to the gym but by any method of movement I can accomplish within 15 minutes.