Feeling bad is a terrible motivator. Don’t be pressured by your own mind. In my experience a pull toward good is much more effective than a push from bad.
Don’t beat yourself up. It’s easy to do when pain is wrecking your creativity. You’ll look for problems rather than benefits. The urgent will seem overly important. But those concerns are made up. Problems become challenges for growth if you focus on the bliss of having done the work.
How do you have guts when you’re in the trenches? It’s a personal mission. What’s right for you is special, but the spiritual part of the brain that gives meaning to your actions can provide the reason to overcome if you look for the benefits.
Why accept the struggle? To do something worthwhile.
Hold that image and you will feel pulled.