What If Being an Amateur Was Cool?
John P. Weiss

Good Morning John,

“In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities,” said the Zen monk Shunryu Suzuki. “In the expert’s mind, there are few.”

That quote really says much. The message I receive from your essay — approach every day and every task with the openness and inquisitiveness of a beginner (perhaps “a child” would be even more descriptive). Being willing to take risks asking and learning keeps our perspective fresh; it insures that we won’t stay “rookies” for long, and there is a big difference between a rookie an amateur.

Thanks once again for your “fresh” viewpoint!

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