Funny how motivation is defined by where we are in our life.
When we were young, we were motivated by ice cream cones and candy.
As we grew up, that morphed into money for good grades. And as we phased from our teens into adults, we soon realized we were motivated by how much we made in our jobs.
As we grow older and, hopefully, wiser, we realize what motivates us are things that are less tangible. In this issue, we explore ways that motivate others:
- Music can certainly motivate a person suffering from dementia who hasn’t spoken in months but can recall all the words to his/her college fight song. p.10
- Saying “Yes” to new opportunities as we become less afraid of failure and more motivated to learn something new without judgment. p.16
- The thing that motivates me most is volunteering. It gives me such satisfaction to see how my efforts are helping others as I work with Hosparus Health and the American Lung Association. Even our four-legged animals as I work with Friends of Metro Animal Services. You can devote as much time as you like. Just get involved in a nonprofit that has touched you. p.18
- Those who have survived a serious health issue are often motivated to join a support group where they share their good days and bad and even help others facing the same diagnosis. p.30
Wherever you are in your life, we hope you are motivated by what brings you joy.