“Researchers have discovered that people are more likely to save for their future retirement if they’re shown digitally aged photographs of themselves. Why? Because it makes their future self feel more real—making the future benefits of saving also feel more weighty.”
Caroline Web, "How to beat procrastination", Harvard Business Review.
Although we shouldn’t tackle tasks as a whole (but rather as small steps), taking the time to visualize the results may help us take the first step.