One morning a chicken and a pig were walking down the street. The chicken grew very hungry and decided he would ask the pig if he wanted to go get breakfast. The pig turned down the chicken’s offer for some bacon and eggs. You see, the chicken had an involvement, but the pig had a commitment.
Let’s talk about your job for a second. I have one too. Despite the illusion I do nothing but write for my blog, I am really committed to both. I am also committed to my wife and kids. I typically don’t write during family time. That isn’t to say I don’t get inspired from that time. I just note it and move on.
How can I give the illusion of writing full time? While working full time? It is called waking up. I don’t have social media on my phone. I make a point to have to reach out to it. I also don’t have off days. I am always on, and I schedule every event. If I post on social media, it is scheduled. If I post a blog it is scheduled.
As far as my job goes, I am committed to it. Many people (like yourself) go to work for a salary. I don’t do that. Given the pay is nice, if you go to work for your salary you will be spiteful because there will always be someone that makes more money than you.
Involvement VS. Commitment
Trading time for money is a waste of time, and a horrible way to gain money. It provides you a place to become disenfranchised about your work, and not be fulfilled.
The cliche money can’t buy happiness is actually true. Fulfillment is the only way you can truly be happy.
Commitment and Fulfillment
If you are committed you can’t help but to live a life of fulfillment. How do you display true commitment? You work for completion.
Although this thought isn’t very deep, it is very deep. See working for money will never have completion. If you work for $15 an hour you can never fill a hole.
However if you work to enrich as many people’s lives as possible then that is a growing number (the government can never take their share of).
Involvement then Commitment
The fans are involved in a football game. However if it rains the fans go home. Many times this is how we approach our work… We are a fan of the paycheck but when it rains we just go home.
If you can’t put commitment first, then you are probably just involved. Being involved in something may give the appearance that you are important, but the fans never score a touchdown.
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