04/22/2009 01:32 pm ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

3 Ways To Get Through A Terrible Task

However motivated, fired-up and enthusiastic you are about your life and work, there are going to be times when you have to force yourself to do something.

There are inevitably some parts of your job or home life that just suck. If you don't handle them right, these can really drag you down: killing your mood, causing procrastination, and making you feel not only fed up about the task but fed up with yourself.

Whether your sucky task is cold-calling for new clients, cleaning the kitchen floor, data entry, or visiting your mother-in-law, here's how to get through it.

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