I Got Better Over Time

I’ll give you a secret on how I got my dream job – If you concentrate on something, and keep working at it, and don’t give up, you’ll eventually get better at it.

I realized this when I looked at kids who play video games.  Those kids might not be smart in school, but they are really good at playing video games.  Why?  Because they spend hours working at it.  Being smart or skillful isn’t as important as when you keep working and figuring out how to get better at something.

I’ve been working with Disney since 1992.  In 2009 I started getting bigger jobs.  Around that time, my Disney clients started telling me that they noticed that my work was getting better. I thanked them for sticking with me and giving me work throughout the years. I realized that I was able to get better simply because they kept giving me work which enabled me to practice and improve my skills.

So my advice is, If you concentrate on something, and keep working at it, and don’t give up, you’ll eventually get better at it.  You have to concentrate on it, which means being serious about it, really putting your mind to it.  You can’t give up if you want to eventually get your dream job.  Of course sometimes things get in the way or set you back.  I spent many years not getting much pay and there were a lot of times when I didn’t get much work, but somehow I was able to hang in there.  And because I didn’t give up, I eventually got better at my work.

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