A professional is someone who does full justice to his profession. The choice of profession can range anything from art to politics but he should be committed to his profession thoroughly and give his hundred percent effort to it. “No man has ever reached excellence in any one art or profession without having passed through the slow and painful process of study and preparation” says Horace. Commitment is the key to profession and every professional has to sacrifice his personal likes, get to the job at odd hours, irrespective of the weather conditions. It is not a nine- to- five paid job and hence professionals should be prepared for all kinds of sacrifice. Alistair Cooke sums it up thus “a professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn’t particularly feel like it”. Such is the commitment to the profession by the professional. Read these quotes on profession and professionals and they are thought provoking.