December 13, 2019•88 words
The amateur wants to stay an amateur. Becoming a pro is a decision. Like cutting your hair, you either do it or you don't. If you're asked "did you cut your hair," saying "I'm working on it" is not a reasonable response.
The amateur has good excuses:
Originality is paramount.
Mediocrity is shame.
The amateur lets perfection paralyze him. The amateur is either a great genius or nothing, and so the amateur choses to be nothing.
Amateurs let fear destroy them.
Every day, their choice is the same.