I've known about the benefits of cold water showers and contrast showers for a while now. Being a Scot, I've always hated the cold so it felt like a bridge too far for me. Until...I started focusing on the small steps of progress I could make.
The picture on the left is my normal morning shower temperature - Goldilocks - not too warm, not too cold, just right.
The picture on the right is the furthest and therefore the coldest the shower could be. Now I could easily beat myself up and focus on how much I've got to go and how rubbish I am compared to others.
But no, my focus is on the middle picture and the progress I've made 17 consecutive days in.
When would it be helpful for you to focus on the gain, not the gap?