“By using a title without still doing the work, you fool yourself into thinking future success is assured. (‘This is who I am!’) That premature sense of satisfaction can keep you from doing the hard work necessary.”
Derek Sivers is a master of the short post that provokes some deep thinking.
His recent decision to stop calling himself an entrepreneur prompted this take on why you shouldn’t call yourself something you’re not currently doing.
He highlights the importance of being honest with yourself about what’s in your past and what’s in your present and suggests if you want to hold on to your current title, then you must do something to live up to it.