There’s certain pieces of advice that just stick with you. For me, one that resonates over and over is from Steven Pressfield (I think it was from Turning Pro). And it’s this (loosely paraphrased):
“The difference between being an amateur and a professional is that professionals do the work even when they don’t feel like it.”
We all have bad days. Low energy days. Days where we feel more like doing, well, anything other than the work we know we should be doing. And it’s so easy to justify putting it off, isn’t it? Everyone else does it. But being a professional isn’t about being like everyone else. Nor is being a professional a designation, a title or a right. It’s simply a matter of making the choice to push through the procrastination. and deliver.
What are you choosing to do today?
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