How long must one work on a task until the desire to see that task finished becomes weightier than the desire to quit? When does the intrinsic motivation behind developing certain habits and characteristics become meaningful?
These questions are at the heart of the study of habits and behavior. When we seek to change ourselves for the better, we do so with the hope that it isn’t always painful for us to do our day to day activities. If you never got used to getting up early and had to fight the urge to sleep in everyday for the rest of your life, you would question what the point of an attempt to do so would even be.
No, there comes a point where a goal begins to show itself and the scales tip in the favor of your better self, but where is it?