It’s difficult and then it’s such a pleasure. Working my way through research problems. Sorting out how to design one study while working through the analysis and write up for another.
This is just a note to self and anyone in need of hearing this: It is difficult. But then it will be a pleasure. Get through the difficult part. Know that pleasure lies ahead. Don’t rush and don’t dawdle. Take the time it takes. The solution will be elegant and delightful. It will be a relief and joy to re-view. From chaos to order, from mangled goo to meaningful arrangements. Before and after.
This is true of design, research, art, and all things.
Like having difficult conversations.