Monday, March 19, 2012

10 habits of the professional we all know and do

Because I talk about War of Art in a post last week, I started to read it all over again. That book is fantastic! In the second chapter, Pressfield comes up with a list of the 10 habits of the professional must have to survive in the real world. We all know them, because we all need to be professional at our jobs.

"What exactly are the qualities that define us as professionals?
    1. We show up every day.
    2. We show up no matter what.
    3. We stay on the job all day.
    4. We are committed over the long haul.
    5. The stakes for us are high and real.
    6. We accept remuneration for our labor.
    7. We do not overidentify with our jobs.
    8. We master the technique of our jobs.

    10. We receive praise or blame in the real world."
    9. We have a sense of humor about our jobs.

Why can we do something we don't like so much (or hate) and be professional at it, but when it comes to our passion, it is suddenly so difficult? Don't you find it strange? The good news is, others has been there before us and can show us the way.

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