S:0263 Distinction: Committed vs. Involved

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)

 

The old joke is that in a breakfast of bacon and eggs the chicken is involved but the pig is committed. However, you don’t have to give your life to be committed!

Commitment is based on having a vision that draws you forward. When you are committed you feel an ownership about your outcome and commitment by you attracts others to your mission.

You can recognize that you are simply involved when you have to effort to accomplish something. The enthusiasm is missing. Others do not join you as easily on your mission.

Why would you do anything if you are not committed to it?

And why would you expect anyone else to be enthusiastic about your mission if they can’t feel your commitment?

 

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