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Sep 25, 2023Liked by Scooby Werkstatt

For me, internal motivation works better than the external one. Knowing that a goal serves a purpose or have a deeper meaning works so much better.

I used to watch a lot of motivational videos and they might have it's place, but it's just so much better to spend the time in pursuing the goal itself!

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Scooby Werkstatt

Saying your wrong anytime is not easy. Especially when you have a worldwide audience. Thanks for sharing that vulnerability and for reminding us showing those things is a true sign of strength and maturity. Thanks for all the years you've been giving us good information and helping us stay motivated!

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Sep 25, 2023Liked by Scooby Werkstatt

Interesting. Good shout out for Hidden Brain! I think you're doing yourself down and you've already explained it well.

I suppose a similar way of thinking about it is that we are motivated by the stories we tell ourselves: as a narrative, "I am the sort of person who cares for their physical health" means that's it's easier to resist temptations to laziness or poor diet, because giving in to temptation would contradict your self-view.

I think of myself as a runner - that's internal. My friends and family know me as a runner - that's external. On a given day, if I'm reluctant to go for a run if it's cold or wet, either of those can push me out of the door. After all, a "runner" wouldn't let a bit of bad weather stop them from training.

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Sep 25, 2023Liked by Scooby Werkstatt

Made an account just to say that you write excellently and the messages always come clearly across! Was surprised to see you doubting that!

Been following you since 2010 and you have never come across/written poorly.

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Sep 25, 2023Liked by Scooby Werkstatt

Great article . Consider doing one on why people should take up fitness in their 50’s.

It’s very hard to be motivated when you are old and have no started . It seems it’s pointless at that point isn’t it ? Thanks

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Sep 25, 2023Liked by Scooby Werkstatt

Really interesting, great article! the same technique could also be used to promote other behaviors besides fitness. It must be said that everyone could have a different relationship with hypocrisy, there are probably those who tolerate it better than others, but it still creates a certain discomfort. Even in Alcoholics Anonymous it is said that those who are most likely to succeed are those who help others, those who act as mentors.

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Alles ist klar. Not sure why you're concerned about your writing, Scooby. Unsurprisingly, it's as fluent and cogent as your video narration.

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