David Kadavy on his Love Mondays Newsletter:
The difference between pro and amateur creators: Amateurs expect everything to work.
So, the amateur leaves in their wake a trail of half-finished and failed projects.
The pro also leaves a trail of half-finished and failed projects, but by a different name. They’re called prototypes.
As a result, the amateur burns out, gets in over their head, or fails spectacularly. It will be a miracle if they get back up and dust off.
Meanwhile, the pro also quits or fails. But that outcome was always in the cards. The amateur tried to go on a date with destiny, the pro collected data.