TRIPLE III TIME: Commitment
One 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.