How can I push myself to do things?

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Let me start by saying that I like Abdullahs answer.

,Having said that, I do have some input I hope you will find useful.

,The short answer to your question is that, while you may, in the short run, be able to force yourself to do something you really dont want to because either the gain you get by doing it is sufficiently large or the pain you avoid by not doing it is sufficiently onerous, in the long run, you cant push yourself to do things.

As an analogy, think about trying to push a piece of cooked spaghetti.

When you try to push it, it just collapses around your finger.

You can, however, pull it where you want it to go.

,When you try to push yourself to do something, you probably find yourself procrastinating, getting distracted, feeling resentful that you have to do (it).

Resentment and resistance are the same feelings you get when someone else tells you have to do something.

,Some suggestions for you.

,I am assuming here that the things you want to do are important to you for some reason and are not assigned to you as part of your job and that your issue is self-motivation and not self-sabotage or passive-aggressive getting back at someone else.

If you are engaging in self-sabotage or passive-aggressive behavior, you probably should seek professional help if your not doing the tasks is causing problems for you in your relationships or your life.

,For any task you are facing, take a close look at it and do two types of assessment.

The first is a cost/benefit analysis.

This involves asking yourself what you will gain (benefit) when you complete the task and what you will lose (cost) if you dont do it.

If the benefits outweigh the cost, then you can proceed to the next task.

,The second assessment is a task analysis.

This is where Abdullahs suggestion regarding segmenting the work and rewarding yourself come in.

A task analysis breaks down the task into its component parts.

This includes the steps you need to complete the task, the resources you need at each step, any skills you need to acquire to complete the step, etc.

,You may have heard the old saying: How do you eat an elephant? Answer: One bite at a time.

Too often, we avoid starting a task because it seems so big and overwhelming.

Breaking it down into steps makes the.