So says Steven Pressfield who has a new book out called Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work. Pressfield discusses how bad habits make us amateurs at life and good habits make us professionals at our life’s work. Bad habits such as addictions — to love, sex, worship of parents or children — are distractions, from becoming the “artist” or professional that one wants to be. Through these addictions, people waste their lives one repetition at a time. Instead of finding their life’s work, they run from it with habits that keep them from doing what they love. The book is a good one for entrepeneurs, writers and others who find themselves in need of some inspiration.