I still remember the first day of class at college.
The professor walks into the classroom and hands you a piece of paper called a syllabus. In that paper is all of the work you will complete over a four month period. However, you automatically begin to feel overwhelmed. How, you ask yourself, am I going to finish all of this?
In my case, I would total up all of the number of pages that needed to be read in a semester. I would then take that number and divide it by the number of days in the semester. Suddenly, reading 15 pages per day seems a lot more manageable than reading four books.