Amateur or Professional?
Is there something you really want to achieve, but are challenged making it happen?
I’ve been there.
When I left the corporate world, I knew I really wanted to be self-employed and to work for myself. Although I threw my heart into it, my first business wasn’t sustainable.
Along the way I read Steven Pressfield’s book, The War of Art: Break Through Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.
Many of Pressfield’s ideas really struck me. And, in particular, he explains that, “The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits.”
It got me thinking and I asked myself, “Could it be that I have amateur habits?” That was a difficult conversation to have with myself. But I had to be honest. I wanted my business to succeed.
I made the commitment to step up several notches, to being a professional.
“We can never free ourselves from habit,” writes Pressfield. “But we can replace bad habits with good ones.”
I had to change my habits. Think in new ways and show up in new ways. Like a professional.
Have you ever considered whether you are an amateur or a professional at what you do?
This week, I encourage you to make the decision to do it like a professional!
Have a happy and productive week!