I heard a journalist describe how his mom would spend hours washing a dish. Similarly, sometimes a thought will bother me, which isn't productive.
I wonder if I could transform that repeating, into something which would help me reach my goals. The way I would do it, is to use the repeating of aspects of the smaller goals, or objectives, towards the larger goal.
I certainly can identify with the repeating of the "washed" dish, since I've been plagued by negative repetitive behaviours, or at least unproductive thoughts, which undermine getting something done.
I wonder if others can identify with repeating something, like the parent washing the dish for hours