The ability to show up every day, regardless of your motivation and do the job is a skill that needs to be honed to perfection.
The difference between an amateur and a pro is based on this 99% of the time.
When I create something every week, I become more creative.
When I take out my camera and take photos, I take better photos.
Simple, powerful and yet undeniably damn difficult!
Being a Pro as downright painful.
If you are only working towards your goals when you are feeling motivated – or occasionally, then the road becomes that much harder.
Setting a schedule to work on the important things in life – the things that you decided are what you want is the starting point. Yes, there will be days when you feel like quitting. There’ll be days when you don’t feel like showing up or producing anything. However, stepping up and doing these things on a regular basis and schedule is what will make you a pro – and that much closer to achieving the end goals that you are after.
Pro’s stick to the schedule and get things done – amateurs let life get in the way and don’t.
Being a professional is a matter of having the discipline to commit to what is important to you. It’s about continuing when you feel like throwing in the towel. The end goal is more important.
It doesn’t have to be as hard as it is!
Most of us know what your life passion is. That one thing that we couldn’t live without. Most of us don’t happen to be doing this every day though. Decide what your ideal goals and talents are and commit to them.
2: SET A SCHEDULE
Once you know what you want and are committed to it, set yourself a schedule for actually doing it.
Set this schedule based on actual actions that can be done rather than the goals that you want to achieve. For example, if your goal is to write a novel and be published. Set a goal to write for 3 hours a day. (Notice I say 3 hours rather than trying to force x number of pages / words etc.…). If you’re a painter, schedule paint time with no other distractions.
No matter how bad the output is for the day, continue on with your schedule. There’s always time to rework things. It’s a part of the process.
3: STICK TO THE SCHEDULE
I know it will be hard to begin with but following the schedule of what you want to achieve is where the professionalism comes in. You can always go back and rework the writing, image, photo… whatever. Don’t let anything get in the way of your own schedule!
Everyone will travel their own path but in life however, we’re all connected. Feel free to message me if you think I can help.
What areas of life do you want to be a professional in?
What’s important to you?
What are you willing to commit to, to make it a reality?