Importance of Participation
Written by Daniel Solis J.R
Dan Pinks was a journalist and an author of many books, and he said that people who volunteer their time to create something innovative are actually improving our world. What we are doing is innovating and inspirational, but we do not get any credit because we do not want to get recognized for our work. However, we could uplift another volunteer spirits by admiring their efforts and volunteerism towards this great cause.Acknowledging someone else volunteer work well definitely motivate people to progress and move forward to find “The Cure” for cancer.
If we attempt to participate in events held on the day of “Relay For Life”, we could certify other participants to create activities for the public to enjoy. The more we enjoy a certain thing, the more we want to do it because we get satisfaction out of doing it. Satisfaction is very sacred to us, but we need to achieve satisfaction by putting our efforts towards other peoples activities to encourage motivation for teams . An a way we are creating an incentive for activity creation, who wouldn't want to get a sense of satisfaction? Hell, satisfaction is so important that the Rolling Stones wrote a song describing the lack of satisfaction. We have the drive to improve the atmosphere in “Relay for Life”, create a carnival like feeling for people to enjoy.
From the three years in “Relay For Life”, I have noticed that teams that do not engage in activities seem to dim out of the event and forget to walk around the track. To me participation and involvement in the day of the event is extremely crucial to get teams and their members to stand up and mingle amongst their mates. By participating we create a sense of confidence, we are availed to engage in small talk and explain to each other reasons for volunteering for American Cancer Society (ACS). Confidence leads way for communication, which allows the committee to relay information much faster to teams.
By Pinks logic, if we get more people to get innovative and apply those innovations to increase motivation, we are improving our world in a community effort.