Today I am coaching a few students to do the "hard stuff." During vacation week I had some hard stuff to do, and while doing that, I thought of the times when I have to coach students through similar tough tasks. I always tell them to think about why it is important that they do those tasks, and then to positively coach themselves forward with the task.
This morning, I'll remind students of this lesson as I ask them to complete a few difficult tasks. I'll tell them my story of self-coaching myself through some tedious tasks last week, and how, in the end, I was so happy that I persevered since the outcome was what I hoped for--a positive result for me and others.
Doing the hard stuff is no one's first choice, but it is a necessary element of life's success. Onward.