I found myself quoting Bertrand Russell:
Thinking Is the Hardest Work There Is, which Is the Probable Reason Why So Few Engage In It.
I then found myself begging the kids to do this work. Explaining how I feel like the luckiest guy on Earth because I wake up stoked to do what I want instead of what I feel I have to. I painted the alternative vividly: Forced to act happy and slog along because of the cost of life.
The other thing that surfaced was this:
You can out-work anybody. Nobody can out-work you if you decide so.
Try thinking - start today!