Amateurs v. Professionals

Our children’s middle school band director used to tell her students that amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they cannot get it wrong.

What a difference!

If you treat everything you do as if you are a professional, you will work harder and longer than practically everyone else because you want to get it right every single time.

If you just spend enough time to just get it right, you will always be an amateur—at your job, your relationships, and even your hobbies.

If you are going to do something, do it right. Act like a professional so you cannot get it wrong.

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