“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
Whenever I hear the word commitment, I am reminded of something a sales manager told me once, he said to me, “Billy I need you committed, I need you to be a pig” I asked “Why a pig?” He said “Consider a bacon and egg breakfast, the chicken is only a participant, the pig is committed”
No I know I don’t have to explain the symbolism here, but I ask you this, Is this how committed to our teams we are?
I recall something I heard at a Promise Keepers event once, Joe White told the audience, Christ calls us to be able to Preach, Pray or Die at a moment’s notice. Now not that I am ready to go just yet, but it occurs to me that maybe this is how we should look at our teams.
I know at least one of my teams, I preach to regularly, pray for often and would die for a member at a moment’s notice. How about you?
Commitment is a strong word to me. As I look back on my life, I have really only been truly committed to a few things in my life. I wonder if that is the crux of finding happiness, your commitment to whatever makes you happy….but I digress.
I appreciate the comments about the Unity post, especially one from Rene that talks about “trust”. I agree wholeheartedly, but I challenge you to consider commitment.
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