If you’re following along, I mentioned maturity as my guess for what is behind turning pro really means. I did this, seriously, without looking ahead at today’s assignment. As if Mr. Pressfield has telepathically given me the cliff’s notes, the very first chapter in today’s reading said just as much.
“Becoming a pro, in the end, is nothing grander than growing up.”
In the chapters that follow, we’re presented with a very powerful “character” to illustrate amateurs – the addict. Powerful because I (and probably you) can identify wholeheartedly with him. He’s described as the “egoist”- turning everything into self-promotion.