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Friction

Ingrid Barclay on Wednesday, 27 July 2016.

Doing anything worthwhile has an element of friction to it. We feel resistance to doing what we know we need to do. Doing meal preparation for the week on Sunday afternoon takes some time, preparation, and planning (friction). Going to the drive-thru at Macca’s for lunch is easy (no friction).

That is precisely why when we want to make change we have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

The good news is the resistance caused by friction erodes and smoothes out over time. As kids, we disliked brushing our teeth before bed. We knew we needed to but it was annoying. As adults, we do it without thinking about it. It's engrained and frictionless.
Successful people, in the gym and out, learn to recognize friction and choose to ignore it. Or they anticipate it, stare it down, and work through it anyway. Friction sucks, but not achieving goals sucks more.