The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Swimming in Ham and Eggs

I learned how to swim on Hillsboro Lake. Fish were jumping, and the cove was peacefully inviting. The water was dark. Lakes and ponds in that area have dark tinted water from silt deposits so that the water can have an ominous dark coffee-like tint. I was a spry almost teenager. Spending weekends running through crawdad-infested creeks was my normal. Every adventure required a body of water. Water made things more fun.

I learned how to swim the old-fashioned way. My stepfather threw me off the dock. I don’t think you’re going to hear this approach in Parenting magazine, but I survived and somehow learned how to swim. You see, some things in life can only be learned by doing. You’ve got to jump, commit, try! Commitment leads to action. This is a life-ism. Commitment leads to action. Peter Drucker said, “Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.”

Once I was thrown off the dock, I made a plan. SWIM and LIVE. I was in over my head, and I mean that figuratively and literally. Humorously, tennis legend Martina Navratilova posits, “The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.” I was committed.


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If there isn’t a plotline between commitment and results, it’s time for a change.

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