Mike was hesitant, could he call himself a pianist? John asked himself, am I a writer?
As we look into the world we see pianists and we see writers.
We see a multitude of them.
The only ones we seem to take note of are the ones in the news. The well-known ones.
They are the one’s John and Mike have been comparing themselves with.
The professionals in our craft are our heroes, the ones who show us the beauty of our craft.
What we see much less, is how hard they had to work to get there. How many mistakes and how much learning had to happen on their journey.
To learn from them, learn to see their journey. Learn to see how they became the professional they are.
As you take up your craft, decide if you want to be a professional or an amateur.
But more importantly, decide yourself for your craft. Be that pianist. Be that writer.
It’s your decision.
The journey you engage in will show what kind of pianist and what kind of writer you are.
Every day on this journey John will be the writer only he can be.