Me: I'm becoming fairly predictable. What am I going to say?
Student: Practice it in sections and work on the difficult places by themselves?
Me: So, did you do any of that this week?
Student: (shrugs...or on a festive day, the comically blank stare)
Most of the time, we know what we have to do. The challenge is doing it.
When you ask yourself, "What would my teacher/coach/mentor say?", the answer is obvious.
Another trick is to imagine what advice you would give a stranger experiencing the same challenges you are.
Again...the answers come quickly.
The question that should follow is, "What's keeping you from taking action?"