"I need more motivation! I need you to motivate me!" She said, clearly frustrated by her struggle.
I would love have loved to respond honestly, but I had an idea of how she was feeling and I never want to come across as one without compassion. I didn't want to be misinterpreted or thought of as nasty. Motivation is frustratingly fleeting, and more people than I have met in my whole life struggle with it. Every single one of us struggles with it, nobody is immune!
If I had responded honestly, I would have asked her:
"Really? Are you sure?"
Let me explain why...
according to google, motivation is defined as: