Monday, November 22, 2021 (Day 325)
Relaxing Music for the week: My Quiet Spirit: Liquid Mind (10:52) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qD1tif1eGs
Question: What causes do you believe in?
Answer: There are three that I place above all others:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- St. Jude’s Children Hospital
Multiple Sclerosis has been a staple in my life since 1989, when I did my first MS Bike to the Bay Ride in Delaware. The one thing that I know about me – if I can tie my interest to physical activity, it’s a definite plus! I’ve done 24 MS rides over my lifetime, from 55-mile one-day rides to 150-mile two days rides. In fact, I complete my second 100-mile ride through MS, which was really cool. As far as St. Jude’s, I’ve only contributed financially to the organization. But I can tell you that a visit to St. Jude’s will change your life. One of the things I found most inspirational is hearing the stories of these young kids, many terminally ill with cancer – and they had such a great spirit about them! I felt fortunate that I had the opportunity to visit and I wish more people were presented with that opportunity. And Make-A-Wish just seems to fit with my work as “The Dream Dean.” I’ve been trying to find ways to get more involved with Make-A-Wish other than making a monetary donation. I know they do a walk for Wishes event around the country, so maybe we can have something like that here in North Carolina. I keep thinking that they also do a 28-mile, one day hike every year, so that’s something that interests me. As you can tell, I like these long-distance events that challenge the mind and the body.
If you ever wonder what motivates you, here’s an article that you might interesting:
- The Power of Intrinsic Motivation – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mind-brain-and-value/202101/the-power-intrinsic-motivation
Want to find lasting success, focus on intrinsic motivation. In fact, intrinsic motivation is usually associated with purpose, which is why I’m so interested in this topic. I’m convinced – find your why, find your motivation.