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My motivation is in the post!

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

A few weeks ago, I was at a scrapbooking weekend with my good friend Robyn. We were reminiscing about our families, and she told me what her Nan used to say when she:

  • didn’t want to do something but would get to it,

  • hadn’t finished doing something she said she would do, or

  • had forgotten to and would do as soon as.

She’d say, “It’s in the post!”

I totally got what her Nan meant and laughed long and hard at this saying. See, apparently the mail system in the UK (as it is in Canada) is really, really slow. If you sent something in the mail, it takes a LONG time to get there, if it doesn’t get lost along the way.

And then, I started thinking about my own motivation to exercise. Now THAT is in the post!

Problem is that motivation is not something that can be delivered in the post. It can’t be given to you. Motivation is not considered to be a static characteristic or attribute that a person either has or doesn’t have. It’s more dynamic than that.

Instead, motivation is seen as something which can be influenced through conversation. A person’s motivation can be affected by their environment (i.e., work and home) and by the people around them (i.e., their friends and family).

So, how do you influence motivation?

We all need a little help once in a while, especially communicating about motivation. Are you curious about how you can influence another’s motivation for change? Check out my services here.

Have a great day,


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