No Easy Jobs

In most fields of endeavor there are no easy jobs; there are only graceful ways of performing difficult ones.
                                                                Lynda Obst

echo-weave-scarf-in-pastel-colors-pearl-cotton-rayon-2012-close-upEva Stossel

Whether something will be easy or hard is rarely worth considering. Instead, identify what you consider the initial task in the sequence: Sending a one-sentence email. Starting a forty-page report. Calling to apologize. Confronting the contractor.

Practice: Once you have defined the task, picture what executing it gracefully (or forcefully or bravely) would look like. Then let that image lead you. It’s up to you to nudge your behavior toward your ideals — case by case and moment by moment.