Attitude is Everything
Sunday, April 23, 2017
I need to take a vision field test every six months. I sit at a machine, 5 min. each eye, and the test is that each time you see a light, you click a button. The first time I took it, each 5 min. seemed more like 15 min. I decided to hate the test.
The second time I took the test I had plenty of time to prepare to hate the test even more. I succeeded and stressed through the whole 10 min.
The third time I realized I had to handle this test differently. I decided to make it a game - an arcade game. The little lights were aliens that needed to be zapped.
Result: I actually had fun and each test seemed to take 1 min.
I can apply this trick to other dislikes.