There is a distinct feeling that comes when it happens. You will be different. This is strange because it has been small things that have lead up to the leap.
The best I can describe it is how I feel just about every morning when I head to the crossfit gym. The coaches post our workouts the night before, however I do not look at them. I just do not want to know. It is hard enough to roll out of bed pre-dawn, it would only be worse if I had some inclination of beating my body was about to take.
There is always a tinge of fear.
I am over two years into the experience of crossfit, yet every day the anxiety is real. I know what I am about to do will change me. I desire the change, yet the mind makes it hard to pursue the work.
So then I wonder what is it that keeps me going?
The gym is the place where I know I have agency. I decide to wake up early. I decide to embrace the weather during the walk. I decide to enter the sweatbox in the summer. I decide to look at the looming pain prescription on the board. I decide to warm up my body. I decide to work through the strain. I decide how far i will push my body. I decide how great I will be. I decide my future.
The same thing happens in our careers.
Turning Pro is deciding what you will do instead of letting anyone or anything decide for you.
Turning Pro is YOU finding agency over YOUR vocation!