Professionals distinguish. Amateurs explain.
Professionals create. Amateurs copy.
Professionals are rigorous. Amateurs are “close enough.”
Professionals speak from nothing. Amateurs just memorize.
Professionals are out in front. Amateurs are desperately trying to keep up.
Professionals are present. Amateurs compensate with personality.
Professionals go to sources.Amateurs stay on the surface.
Professionals focus on depth.Amateurs are concerned about drowning.
Professionals do what’s next. Amateurs are worried about being found out.
Or live to regret it.