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The most effective way to change your beliefs is through experience: I believe that there are no black swans. I see a black swan. I see another black swan. So, I change my belief. I now believe that black swans are real. The best way to gain experience is to take action. I wanted to see a black swan. I heard that there were black swans at the bird ...


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At times when I'm avoiding doing something(s), I'll make a special to-do list titled "Things I don't want to do". Not sure why, but it makes it plain what I have to do, and a few times it's caused me to say absolutely "screw it, I'm just not doing that." That list gives me a certain unemotional clarity, even if my stomach is doing flips as I dial the number ...


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I tend to use the opposite approach to this: what is the worse scenario in such a situation? In your case: what is the worse situation that you can face during that phone call? Maybe get some bad words from that person? Maybe feel a bit stupid because of a comment? Maybe getting some extra work after it? You need to picture yourself in such situations and ...


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I'll assume you've read the other answers and determined that you really do need to force yourself to do the task. In that case Beeminder has a couple ways to solve this problem: The One Must-Do Task Each Day GTBee for iOS The latter is a to-do list app where you put a deadline and a dollar amount on each task and automatically get charged if you don't ...


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I have always looked at unpleasant things as a way to develop as a person. Of course this doesn't mean you should be trying to find unpleasant things to do but if something is absolutely necessary then the way I see it is... "The first time doing this will be hard, I will learn from it and it will be better next time!" This simple mindset has let me move ...



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