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The Half-Hearted Kamikaze
Transcript of The Half-Hearted Kamikaze
Tito Rincon Commitment vs. Involvement 5 Steps to Understanding Commitment Take a chicken and a pig. Now picture the three of you at breakfast next Tuesday. Take a moment to reflect on your surroundings, and the amount of service each of your guests provided for the meal. It should look something like this: First, you must surrender to a cause. Kamikaze Pilot kämikäzē pīlet Noun:
(in World War II) A Japanese aircraft loaded with explosives and making a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target. "Kamikaze pilots are only useful if they are committed to their mission." -Dr. Tim Elmore This means a true Kamikaze pilot only flies one mission; he only gets one chance to prove himself. Going through the motions is not an option to the Kamikaze pilot- he must be 100% dedicated to his cause at all times. He must be more than merely involved in his task; he must live every day with passion for, as well as commitment to it. So, what's the difference between involvement and commitment? And the conversation should go similar to this: Mom:
I'm so thankful for my family and friends. So am I. Especially such generous friends as Chicken and Pig! I know we're eating Pig, but what did Chicken contribute? Oh, y'know, the eggs in the biscuit mix.. Now that I think about it, Pig did sacrifice his life for our breakfast. Chicken, you just gave us what you already had. Aw, come on, guys. You love biscuits! Chicken, although you do raise a valid argument, I have to side with my family on this one.. Pig was willing to give everything for this breakfast. Why don't we see what Pig thinks about it? (Who speaks with a lisp) (says nothing; does not move) Guys, this isn't fair. Dad: Please leave my house until you learn to be
more like Pig. So, you see, Pig was fully committed to the meal, while Chicken was only involved in it. Just like Pig was committed to serving
ham at breakfast, a true leader
must be prepared to sacrifice anything
in order to see his goal met or
his task completed. "Kamikaze pilots are only useful if they are committed to their mission. Leaders are the same way. You cannot have involvement without commitment and be effective." - Dr. Tim Elmore Our campus is swimming with unrealized leadership potential. Many students are content with relying on involvement, never fully committing to anything. Because we are accustomed to a world with endless variety and possibility, we do not have a strong grasp on the concept of urgency. Newer and better opportunities are always
waiting for us; why choose a skill to develop
and dedicate your life to now when there
are so many careers you have yet
to discover? Great accomplishments can typically only be achieved with both narrow focus and unwavering commitment. Specialty doctors such as orthopedic surgeons spend many years and a lot of money on medical school, more so than a pediatrician or family practitioner. They spend the extra time
and money because they
know that their commitment
to the field will end up being
rewarded once they begin their
own practice. Joan of Arc -17 years old when she led over 3000 French troops into battle. -When told by a general that no soldiers would follow her, Joan replied:
"I won't be looking back to see if
they are following me." -True commitment means being willing to accomplish the task alone, if necessary. 1. Ideas- involves the mind.
What do you think about an issue?
2. Opinions- involves emotions.
What is your preference on that issue?
3. Beliefs- involves both mind and emotion.
Where do you stand on the issue?
4. Commitments- involves mind, emotion, and will.
Begin acting on your belief.
5. Convictions- involves mind, emotion, and will.
Your commitment is now your passion. Example: Photography Hobby:
Commitment: Taking pictures to pass the time; little sisters as subjects; using someone else's camera. Invested in reliable equipment; working at weddings. National Geographic Magazine; risking life in foreign and possibly dangerous places in order to live out passion. What do you love? How did you feel about your now beloved activity when you first began practicing it? How have you seen yourself and your abilities grow and transform since then? Are you committed to seeing your own success in this area? Commitment in the Bible Matthew 16:24 "If anyone wants to come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow Me." 1. Sacrifice- "...deny [yourself...]"
2. Purpose- "...take up [your] cross..."
3. Determination- "...follow Me."
Set aside your own pleasures and comforts. Find the reason God gave you life. Always complete your commitments and responsibilities. What that means: The 3 Basic Steps of Commitment Which of these
is the most difficult
for you to
accomplish? Test your commitment level! -Find your group.
-Determine your group's pre-appointed leader .
-Move to the appropriate position in the room based on your role in the group. The Rules The leader must stand completely motionless in one of three positions shown. The remaining members of each team will answer three questions.
If a question is answered correctly, the leader(s) of the team(s) will switch to the next position and freeze again.
If a question is answered incorrectly, a cup will be placed on the leader's head, and must be balanced until the next correct answer is given.
If the leader should move out of turn, one of the team members answering questions must be silent until the next question.