Definitions: (1) having the character, spirit, or methods found in those who have had advanced training; proficient; (2) competent and courteous in service

Balancing Quality: Personal
     Note: Professional often means efficient, but efficient can be moved to the point of the impersonal. To enhance the quality of professional, add the qualities of personal and practical.

• A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it. — Alistair Cooke (1908–2004) British-American writer
• Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from a making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that’s left is the extraordinary. — Robin S. Sharma (1964-) Canadian Author