Do unto yourself as you do unto your friends.
We never find it easy to implement the ideas unto ourselves that we so beautifully and devoutly give to our friends and loved ones in need. The instant we see a friend or loved one who is in need of counsel we’re more than happy to dig deep and find a solution to their problem. More often than not, it’s not the solution that solves the problem, but the fact that someone was there to listen and invest time in them.
Likewise, when you find yourself walking a plank and with nowhere to turn, ask yourself this question: What advice would you give a friend if they were if they were in the boat? Suddenly you’ll find yourself digging deep, investing time in yourself the same way you would were it really a friend that needed your help.