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How Well Do You Do Hard?

I am not kidding when I say that I have had several people tell me in my life that "you are lucky ... you have no problems." I've always replied with "Seriously? Everyone has problems and challenges."

My parents brought us up to work hard for what we got, and to not expect things to be easy. So with that mindset, when things got hard, we figured it out. Over time, we learned to handle hard well.

I never thought of how important that mindset was until I heard this pep talk by Kara Lawson, the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team. It is a POWERFUL 2.5-minute talk about making yourself a person who can handle hard well.

We have a tendency to think that things will get easier in life. Each of us has likely said "if I can just get through ____, everything will be easier!" Guess what?? It never gets easier!!! You just have to live with that mindset, recognizing that over time you will learn to handle hard stuff better. If you don't make that mental shift, you will complain about how hard you have it compared to everyone else. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Do yourself a favor and click/listen, and share it with all the young people in your life!


This Week's Focus:

This week, encourage every young person you know to listen to this pep talk, and adopt a "do hard well" mindset.

Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!

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