Join us today for an episode about the chicken and pig and the difference between commitment and involvement...

Today's episode is focused on why real commitment may not be the pig but rather may be the chicken...

In today’s episode about developing your influence by stewarding your time, I talk with you about the difference between being involved and being committed.  I also share why you need to be involved in the things that are really important to you.  I also give you some tips to know the difference.

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00:00:00 Thanks for joining me on episode 708 of the inspired stewardship podcast. I'm Maria Porrecca from 10 minute mindset. The podcast I challenge you to invest in yourself, invest in others, develop your influence and impact the world by using your time, your talent and your treasures to live out your calling, having the right inspiration to set your mindset on the right path is key.
00:00:25 And one way to be inspired to do that is to listen to this, the inspired stewardship podcast with my good friend, Scott made her, Then maybe something around your spiritual journey. That may be something in all of the components of your life. If you literally can go through those areas one at a time and think about what is it about my career that I need to be committed to.
00:00:58 The interesting thing is, is when you begin to do that, you begin to recognize that there's things that you want to keep about your career, but there may be other things that you can give up. Welcome. And thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time,
00:01:18 your talent and your treasures for your true calling and the inspired stewardship podcast. We'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world. And today's episode about developing your influence by stewarding your time. I talk with you about the difference between being involved and being committed. I also share why you need to be involved in the things that are really important to you.
00:01:51 And I give you some tips on how you can know the difference between whether you're involved or committed as we talk about stewarding your time. Wouldn't it be great if you could support this podcast and do it without just taking too long, it turns out you can't. All you have to do is use inspired stewardship.com/amazon. When you're ready to make a purchase via Amazon and a small commission,
00:02:15 we'll come back to support the show. Just that quick. If you enjoy the show, when you are ready to buy from Amazon, just use inspired stewardship.com/amazon. When we talk about being involved in being committed, odds are good. If you've been around business and leadership and other areas, you've had someone tell you the parable or the story about the bacon and the egg,
00:02:40 you know, the what's the difference between the bacon and the egg or the pig and the chicken in breakfast. And usually people will say that the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed. And that's certainly one way of looking at it. You know, the, the pig has gone all in it's it's given up its life so that everything about it has now become involved in this event of breakfast.
00:03:03 While the chicken has given an egg and can give more eggs tomorrow and down the line, it can continue to lay eggs. And there is definitely a difference between being involved with something and being committed to it between giving it your all in this is non negotiable. This is something that my entire life has focused on. That's committed and being involved simply means if I have time,
00:03:31 if I can get to it, if I'm able to put in some investment, if I'm able to put in some time, I'll do it. If I can. It's about being able to say that there's lots of things that you're involved in, but there's probably only a few things that you're truly committed to you. The truth is being committed to something is vitally important.
00:03:54 Finding those values, those things that are nonnegotiable to you, that you must do no matter what, whether it's your calling your family, it can come in many different shapes and forms, but what are the things that you absolutely will do before? And instead of any thing else. And I hope that you have some things like that in your life. You have some areas of your life that you're truly committed to because we have to find certain things that are non negotiables,
00:04:27 by the way, let's go back to that pig and chicken story in a way, if we're thinking about work, if we're thinking about the things that we do, there's a different way to look at the pig and the chicken too. You know, if the pig does it and gives up its life for bacon, it certainly didn't choose to do that.
00:04:49 It isn't something that it had a calling to. It it's something where it's put all of its effort into this one event, but doesn't continue to sustain it over time. And instead the chicken is actually looking at something that's in alignment with what it's designed to do. It's designed to lay eggs. This is fully in alignment with the calling of the chicken,
00:05:14 and it's able to lay eggs and continue to do that for as long as it's physically able to do that. This, if you think about work is actually a type of commitment. Maybe sometimes we, aren't just looking for that all in kind of commitment. We're looking for the commitment that is sustainable. That's able to be done it over time, that you're able to continue to put that effort in day in and day out over time and really grow the impact of what you've done.
00:05:46 I would argue that that kind of commitment lasts longer and has a bigger impact than just the one and done all in. You know, there's a big difference when it comes to that about commitment and about what it looks like for you. So how do you know the difference? Where do you know are the things that you actually want to spend the time and energy to keep giving to it day in and day out.
00:06:12 And I would argue that you're looking for an alignment with the things that you already feel designed to do for the things that you're able to do for the things that you're readily able and skilled at in a way that others aren't. Oftentimes we overlook those things because we're looking for the giftings that are hard. We're looking for the things where we have to work at it.
00:06:34 But in reality, often the things that come easiest to us are the things that we're actually called to do. And I would argue the second level of commitment that you also want to look for is what are those non-negotiables? What are those things that come before? Everything else for you? What are the things that you put first in your life? That if there's a choice between doing a and B,
00:06:59 you'll always pick a, and when a is something that is also in alignment with your passion and your abilities, then all of a sudden that is truly something that you want to become committed to. That's something where it's worth investing the time and the effort to get better at that. That's the things that you want to keep doing day in and day out.
00:07:21 And that may be something around your career. That may be something around your relationships that may be something around your spiritual journey. That may be something in all of the components of your life. If you literally can go through those areas one at a time and think about what is it about my career that I need to be committed to. The interesting thing is,
00:07:42 is when you begin to do that, you begin to recognize that there's things that you want to keep about your career, but there may be other things that you can give up. You become less tied to one and only one answer. And then look at your relationships. What are the things that are the non negotiables around your relationships? What about your spiritual journey?
00:08:00 What about your finances or your health take each component of your life and take stock in what are your non negotiables? What are the things that you would not give up no matter what? And then write those things down and commit to them, commit to doing them, not just as a flash in the pan, not just today for a short time, but every day.
00:08:26 See a way that you can continue to improve in those areas just a little bit at a time until all the sudden you've seen great growth and strides. Thanks for listening. Thanks so much for listening to the inspired stewardship podcast, as a subscriber and listener, we challenge you to not just sit back and passively listen, but act on what you've heard and find a way to live your calling.
00:09:01 If you like this episode on the stewardship of time, be sure to sign up for our stewardship of time tips series, by going to inspired stewardship.com/time or texting four, four, two, two, two time tips, and that'll get you our best tips on stewarding your time until next time, invest your time, your talent and your treasures, develop your influence and impact the world.


In today's episode, I talk with you about:

  • The difference between being involved and being committed...  
  • Why you need to be involved in the things that are really important to you...
  • Some tips to know the difference...
  • and more.....

In a bacon and egg breakfast, what's the difference between the chicken and the pig? The chicken is involved, but the pig is COMMITTED! Or maybe Not... 

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