Years ago, I started a new mantra for myself when faced with a difficult task: “Do the hard work first.” It’s easier for us to put off (what we perceive to be) “hard work” and just knock off the easier stuff. I found in the hard work is usually the meat of my existence. I started reminding myself to: “Do the hard work first.” And I did (and still try to today). This article reinforces that idea. David at Raptitude calls it, “Life is Easier When You Take the Stairs”.