I’m not a professional, here's why

Professionals show up even when it’s hard.

As hard as it can be to admit, I make excuses for not showing up when I fail to meet the expectations I set for myself.

Even one lapsed deadline it too many and I let deadlines lapse every week. It’s annoying, but if I pretend that it doesn’t happen, the change will never happen.

Professionals honor the commitment especially when giving up is easier and when other people would give you the benefit of the doubt. Be the professional who gets their work done first, who shows up on time, who meets deadlines, and who shows up every day and puts in the effort.

I’ll get there, but in the meantime, I won’t give myself a pass.