Attempting to psych myself that hard work pays off, but as anybody would know/have experienced, it’s really hard to believe in that ): Talk is cheap. And working hard by itself takes so much out of a person sometimes it’s really difficult to persevere.
Or maybe it’ll work the other way: telling myself to get over and done with because there are so many things to look forward to. Yeah, as Bon Jovi sings,
We’re halfway there…take my hand we’ll make it I swear.