On Habits

The difference between amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits.  A professional has professional habits.

Pressfield nails it here and it has required me to take a step back and look at all of the habits that I enact and perform on the daily. The question is simple: Is this a habit of a professional or amateur?

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Turning Pro

I’m walking through Steven Pressfield’s book, Turning Pro, with a few digital friends in a digital book club, of sorts, and I am enjoying the challenge of writing down my thoughts consistently as I read them.

My typical pattern of writing and reflecting behavior as it relates to books is to consume, very quickly, the material and then go back and refer to what I had circled and made notes of. This activity, though, is very different as I am pausing mid-read to collect thoughts and expand on them. Whether this is a better way of doing things is unknown to me but it is, at the very least, refreshing.

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