My nephew, Max, plays for the B team. He tried out and made the B team. He and his team play basketball for the sheer love of it. They next to never win a game. No matter. They love to play and they love playing as a team. I’ve watched them and it is so much fun to see their love of the game.
There was this recent game when they won – and Max was excited because his passing, shooting and blocking were right on target. By loving the play of the game – he learns so much.
Let’s look at the word amateur that translates literally from the French as “for the love of it.”
Well then, call me the amateur. Because I love what I do. And I do it for the love of it.
Before we rush to be the expert, why not proclaim being the amateur – and do what we do for the pure love of it? It’s in this spirit, we are continually learning and growing.