By Thomas A. Brophy ([email protected]), president and CEO at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., and president of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.
I have heard that the difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The pig is committed; the chicken is involved. This saying has been attributed to everyone from Abraham Lincoln to Martina Navratilova. (Perhaps Navratilova would be interested in our upcoming Golf & Tennis Classic - read below for more.) Nevertheless, the historical sources have greater certainty that Lincoln sasid in a more earnest manner, "Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality."