Stephen Covey said, “begin with the end clearly in mind”. If you have the end clearly in your mind, it’s easier to delay gratification. When I reviewed my goals, I realized why I couldn’t spend money the way my colleagues did.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”― Jim Rohn
So your mantra becomes: The worst comes first. Do that thing you’ve been needing to do. Then do it again tomorrow.