A big part of the transition from being an amateur to a professional is taking complete ownership of problems and the path to solving them.
The transition, however, only becomes complete when we manage to consistently show up with a willingness to find solutions instead of problems.
Showing up with solution focused proactive behavior is challenging even for a day. So, becoming a professional in whatever we do, thus, is hard. It is why professionalism, like wisdom, isn’t correlated to age, experience, or title.
However, when you spend enough time observing people get stuff done, you realize it is pretty easy to tell a professional from an amateur. Gourmets always know a good chef when they see one in action.
When you find professionals, keep them close. They elevate your game.