What have you always had to do well? What have you always had to get right? Not because someone told you to, not because anyone was watching. Because it mattered to you, and you had to do it like it needed to be done to please yourself? What do you do like it needs to be done for itself alone? Start doing everything like it needs to be done for itself alone! Let that be your practice from this moment on. Doing everything you do like it needs to be done because it matters to you to get it right. Live like it matters-- down to the smallest detail in every situation as it arises. It will change your life for the better, one situation at a time.
Life unfolds according to its own volition. Our will is not to be imposed on life, or upon the situation as it arises before us, but to be enlisted in the service of what needs to happen, because it needs to happen, the way it needs to happen, here and now. Duty/Dharma is one of the things that keeps us from doing our duty/dharma lying inert within each situation, waiting for eyes that see it and the will that does it with liege loyalty and filial devotion and a noble heart responding spontaneously, innocently, to the need of the moment, and does what is called for, no matter what, or who is watching. Owing, and honoring, fealty to the right form of duty, is all it takes to be an original human being serving our original nature in the time and place of our living. And that is all that matters through all of the times and places of existence. I know you have heard this before. What matters is that you hear it at last. Understanding that what needs to be said cannot be said often enough to those who still aren't doing what needs to be done.
It is hard enough with the cooperation we need-- And how often do we get that?-- in meeting the day as it needs to be met. We bear the anguish of a conflict of interests in each situation as it arises, on multiple levels. This is not easy! Whose side are we on? Again and again the choice must be made-- and even when we make it between ourselves and others, we have to make it again between ourselves and ourselves! We have our ideas for our life, and our life has its ideas for us, and whose idea will we serve in this moment, here and now, is the question that goes 'round and 'round, moment after moment all our life long. And, deciding again, is like dying. So, Jesus said, "If you are going to do it like it needs to be done, you have to pick up your cross (Which was symbolic, equivalent to, death in those days) every day and die the death that needs to be died that day, then on to the next, for as long as there are days." If you can understand what is being asked of us, and submit to it, in a willfully compliant kind of way, you will be doing it the way it must be done, every day.