The Difference Between An Amateur & A Pro
▶️ One definition of a professional is: “A person who does things even when he or she does not feel like doing them.” (From the book Jesus, CEO by Laurie Beth Jones / @jesusceo.lauriebethjones).
▶️ I thought this is so true! Whether it’s a professional athlete, businessperson, etc., the difference in being at the top of the game is showing up even when you don’t feel like it.
▶️ I think it translates well to the journey of healthy living, cultivating success, and building towards our goals.
▶️ The difference in a quick fix / dieter’s mentality vs the lifestyle approach is obtained in a similar fashion.
▶️ Many people who end up in the successful lifestyle / sustainable habits category end up there by accident (at least I did). They do the right things that shape them into having a new identity built on habits, but it’s often by luck, rather than a full understanding and awareness. I want you to understand what is taking place so you can manufacture it intentionally!
▶️ The difference is this: showing up and putting in the reps and the effort even on the days you don’t feel like it; especially when you don’t feel like it.
▶️ The truth is that those are the most important days to follow through. You prove to yourself that you are serious about the undertaking and capable of following through even when conditions aren’t ideal. You build credibility with yourself and self trust. It sets a precedent to follow moving forward; that you don’t act based on feelings, but on showing up fully committed regardless.
▶️ Most people typically don’t outlast a 30, 60, 90 day commitment because they don’t develop habits to change the process into a lifestyle. It’s showing up and putting in the reps on the hard days that allow you to build the habits and eventually fall in love with the process.
▶️ At some point, if you keep trying things and learning from mistakes, you’ll find a way to enjoy the disciplines—as crazy as I know it sounds—and then it becomes a lasting lifestyle.
▶️ This is how you move from amateur dabbler in success to a professional manager of your life👊🏼
▶️ Thoughts? Questions?👇🏼