220px-Harry_Chapin-1980One of my long-time favorite musician, song writer, singer and sometimes philosopher is the late Harry Chapin.  I always appreciated the simplicity of the thoughtful messages he built into his easy listening songs…and how I wanted to listen to them over and over again just to make sure I heard every feeling.

During one of his interviews before a concert, Harry shared the following statement on the importance of COMMITMENT:


“Good people…with strong ideas should be measured based on their COMMITMENT to do good things…not whether they win or lose.  Having a strong COMMITMENT to do good…really makes life worthwhile.”

This quote made me think about how I always stressed my COMMITMENT to the “cause” of helping people, businesses and the community as a whole. And yes, I thought about winning and losing…but they were never the drivers for what I did.

Bottomline: I hope as leaders in your workplace, as examples to others in your everyday life…that you find that positive/progressive area of COMMITMENT and realize the value of Harry Chapin’s words.


About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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