A Chicken and a Pig lived on a farm. The farmer was very good to them and they both wanted to do something good for him.
One day the chicken approached the pig and said, “I have a great idea for something we can do for the farmer! Would you like to help?”
The pig, quite intrigued by this, said, “of course! What is it that you propose?”
The chicken knew how much the farmer enjoyed a good healthy breakfast. He also knew how little time the farmer had to make a good breakfast. “I think the farmer would be very happy if we made him breakfast.”
The pig thought about this. While not as close to the farmer, he too knew of the farmer’s love for a good breakfast. “I’d be happy to help you make breakfast for the farmer! What do you suggest we make?”
The chicken, understanding that he had little else to offer suggested, “I could provide some eggs.”
The pig knew the farmer might want more, “That’s a fine start. What else should we make?”
The chicken looked around…scratched his head…then said, “ham? The farmer loves ham and eggs!”
The pig, very mindful of what this implied, said, “that’s fine, but while you’re making a contribution I’m making a real commitment!”
HERE’S ANOTHER VERSION OF THE SAME STORY
A pig and a hen sharing the same barnyard heard about a church’s program to feed the hungry. The pig and the hen discussed how they could help. The hen said, “I’ve got it! We’ll provide bacon and eggs for the church to feed the hungry.” The pig thought about the suggestion and said, “There’s only thing wrong with your bacon and eggs idea. For you, it only requires a contribution, but from me, it will mean total commitment!”
AND ANOTHER VERSION
A pig and a chicken are walking down the road.
The chicken says: “Hey pig, I was thinking we should open a restaurant!”
Pig replies: “Hm, maybe, what would we call it?”
The chicken responds: “How about ‘bacon-n-eggs’?”
The pig thinks for a moment and says: “No thanks. I’d be committed, but you’d only be involved!”
SOMETIMES, THE STORY IS PRESENTED AS A RIDDLE
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!
Source | Wikipedia
- What is your level of commitment to your life, organization, team, or mission?
- Are you committed or merely involved?
- Are you willing to increase your level of commitment? If the answer is yes, how do you imagine yourself doing it?