The Amateur and The Professional
Based on Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
- The amateur is terrified.
- The amateur is an egotist.
- The amateur lives by the opinions of others.
- The amateur permits fear to stop him from acting.
- The amateur is easily distracted.
- The amateur seeks instant gratification.
- The amateur is jealous.
- The amateur lacks compassion for himself.
- The amateur seeks permission.
- The amateur lives for the future.
- The amateur lives in the past.
- The amateur will be ready tomorrow.
- The amateur gives power away to others.
- The amateur is asleep.
- The professional shows up every day
- The professional stays on the job all day
- The professional is committed over the long haul
- For the professional, the stakes are high and real.
- The professional is patient.
- The professional seeks order.
- The professional demystifies.
- The professional acts in the face of fear.
- The professional accepts no excuses.
- The professional plays it as it lays
- The professional is prepared
- The professional does not show off
- The professional dedicates himself to mastering technique
- The professional does not hesitate to ask for help.
- The professional does not take failure or success personally.
- The professional does not identify with his or her instrument.
- The professional endures adversity.
- The professional self-validates.
- The professional reinvents himself.