I don't know about you, but my life is hard sometimes.
I have to cover other people's responsibilities at work.
I have callings that stretch me in uncomfortable ways.
I have conversations or relationships that can be difficult.
And guess what? Normally, in my experience, anyway, things end up being not as hard as I imagined they would be.
So when your only option is to go through (because avoiding it won't work), go through with courage. And then when you learn something, be kind to yourself for not learning the lesson sooner. Or better. Or faster.
You deserve to be kind to you.