6 Responses to "To be an amateur"
  1. Astha says:

    I loved reading this. We look so hard for tangibles in our work– that its easy to forget the initial thrill, the passion, the joy, in being able to do it all. We forget what all we dreamed we could do with it– ending up doing only what we can.

    Thx for the reminder.

  2. jinfinite8 says:

    Hi Astha, I\’m really glad that you enjoyed my piece on amateurism! From what I have gathered, people in this industry frequently share a passion about it that stems from a love for helping and developing people. As you say, it\’s a good reminder of why we showed up in this place to begin with, and an even better one to help keep the faith.

  3. ian Hall says:

    I rarely find myself in church these days but today I went and heard our youth leader talk about banishing doubt and having the strength of your convictions, and I found myself sitting there with thoughts wandering to one of my all time favourite films – chariots of fire – which inspired me for many years as a serious sprinter myself when a younger man! And more than ever I thought of eric liddell and his refusal to run in the heats of the 100/200 because they were a sunday and despite all that meant being prepared to miss out for his faith. And how that then panned out into the 400 etc and i thought of Jackson schultz and what he wrote and so i looked on line and this was the very first article. And it made me smile. I hope that the marathon was a success and when you ran you felt pleasure in your achievement – whoever you did it for.

    I am often called a professional and an expert but inside I think I will always be in training, always learning, and so long as you feel like that, as long as you talk as you do, then your life will amount to a great deal.

    And remember if your head’s not back yet, everyone else has already lost…

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