Quadlex saidSquats. *LOATHE* them. Everything else I don't like I can "just do", because then they're over with. Squats, on the other hand, I do a *single* rep and my motivation to continue evaporates. I start thinking negatively, I'm certain I'm not even using enough weight, and I just want to give up and go home. It's like they drain my will to live.
How can I make myself at least indifferent to squatting?
Little Buddy, you have to "get your ahead around it."
You have to change your entire way of thinking, without being an idiot.
One of my trainers, and a good friend, Sagi Kalev ( http://www.sagikalev.com/
, ) uses the saying, "Pain is the feeling of weakness leaving your body." Read this: http://www.sagikalev.com/biography.html
When I first met Sagi, I had no idea of his fame. He offered to train me for free. He saw drive, focus, discipline, planning, genes, desire, and all the things that make me very good at bodybuilding.
Any good athlete knows the saying "train through the pain."
You can expand on that and apply it to life, in general. I use it to timid, self-loathing, gay guys all the time: "Walk into, through, and beyond, your comfort zone to a better place."
If you make small goals, and focus on getting through each set, it all falls into place. As you walk into whatever is out of your comfort zone, think about getting through that piece of it, but, also about how great your legs are gonna look, or winning the game, or getting the raise, or whatever. Self-defeating strategies will not work, for you, nor anyone else.
When I'm 230 pounds, and 23 weeks from a show, and first start doing the stairs twice a day, it's hard. It's really hard for an average person. It's still hard for me. But.... as I train, each day gets easier and I see my body changing. After 20 weeks of three-a-days, and 20 weeks of strict diet, I end up ripped to the bone, 180# stud, and it feels great to be in such great shape and to be a consistent 9.9, and, to hold the trophy. I call it success by design.
Stuff in life is like that. Many times, you have to go into an area outside of your comfort zone, but, successful people do it every day. You learn to embrace it for the challenge.
Make a plan for success. Execute the plan. Relish in your success, or, if you fail, change the plan, and go at it again, if your goal is reasonable.