On being a professional (or not)

A professional shows up and does the work, and if they’re good, they do it better than most in their profession along with having a good attitude.

A professional eye surgeon shows up and does the work they do, even if she is having a bad day or is tired.

A professional chess player practices constantly and looks forward to being challenged. And they work to always improve even if they lost the last ten matches.

Professional pizza drivers show up to work on time with a full tank of gas and a good attitude. Even if they feel down or confused about what to do with their future. (Believe me, I was there.)

A professional shows up and does what has to be done, when it has to be done, and then some. Always with bigger goals in mind, or at the very least a good attitude.

Are you a professional?