My old boss used to tell us this story to motivate us to make more sales.
When it comes to breakfast, what’s the difference between the chicken and the pig?
The chicken was involved, but the pig was committed.
I always wondered if I were the chicken or the pig. I wanted to be the pig, but I didn’t want to get killed to get there!
Commitment gets a lot of airtime – relationships, business, health and fitness – every area of life needs commitment in order to thrive.
But are we really committed?
Many of us go through the actions of commitment, but we are not truly committed. We walk down the aisle and say “I do”, then freak out when we have problems.
Some of us are overcommitted. We are people pleasers who promise more than we can deliver. We aren’t really committed to everything on the list, we just can’t say the word “no”.
I have a friend who is not where he thought he should be at this point in his life. We looked at his history and saw that he has never thrown himself fully at anything. His marriage, his work, his health – He always gave just enough to be get by, but never enough to be extraordinary.
If we want an amazing life, we have to pay the price of commitment. We can’t hold back, protect ourselves, be scared of failure or have a plan B.
We have to be ALL IN.
It’s not easy to be fully committed. It takes work. It takes sacrifice. No one has ever been successful without fighting through tears, trials and tests. Every accomplished person I know has been through a little bit of hell to get there.
Sometimes we have to do what we don’t feel like doing. It’s often much easier to quit than to fight the battle. But to win, we have to put on our armor, grab our sword and ride toward the enemy.
And enemy is usually ourselves.
Self-sabotage, self-doubt, limiting beliefs, fear of the unknown and laziness often cause us to fall short, fall off track and fall on our faces.
We need to have the courage to keep going when we feel like stopping. We must to have the strength to stay when we feel like running.
In a few short months, 2015 will come to a close. Will you finish strong? Will you be able to say that you met your goals?
If the answer is no, it’s not too late. Get re-engaged now and make something happen that you will be proud of.
We fail to reach our goals because we have one foot in and one foot out. We have reasons, but no results.
What would it be like if you really threw yourself at your goals? If you were ALL IN and ready to do whatever it takes to achieve them?
I have the answer— You would get what you want. Period.
You can’t conquer what you are not willing to commit to.
It’s time to get out of the stands and on to the field. Decide to play big and finish the game with no regrets.
It’s time to get ALL IN and finally get what you want!