Are You Mistaking Coping for Motivation when Dieting?

"The word 'coping' is essentially the result of self-inflicted motivation."   Would you say coping is good or bad?   We all learn coping skills growing up - you know, coping to work with people who you may not meet eye-to-eye with on projects assigned to you, coping to get through heavy work loads due to responsibility, coping to just get through general stress.    I think coping has it's merits. It does somehow train you to get through tough times better than you would have, otherwise. But as