The amateur life is our youth. It's our hero's journey.
No one is born a pro. You've got to fail before you hit bottom, and sometimes that fall can be a hell of a ride. So here's to blackouts and divorces, to lost jobs and lost cash and lost self-repect. Here's to time on the streets. Here's to years we can't remember. Here's to bad friends and cheating spouses - and to us, too, for being guilty of both.
- Stephen Pressfield