The Hardest Part

believe

… It’s truly the hardest climb, or at least for me it is…

 

Four years ago I started my first semester at college studying illustration and animation– and I truly was unstoppable. With a dream in my head and a fire in my soul I ran forward without hesitation, without doubt. I was young and dumb, which made me dangerous if you ask me.

You see, the longer I attended college… the more I heard of the stress, the difficulty, and the impossibility of becoming a storyteller or artist for a place like Pixar– the job of my dreams. In the beginning, I paid no heed. Sure it was going to be hard, I knew that. But I felt I had something that no other human being on this planet had– my own unique experience and therefore my own unique story to tell.

As the years went on… I gained a plethora of invaluable skills and knowledge. However, what I lost was, in my opinion, the most valuable thing of all– belief and confidence in my own goal… in myself.

I’m gaining it slowly but as I look at the long road ahead with my comic Shattered Mirror, I face my most challenging enemy… doubt. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever did”. It used to be my screen saver and perhaps it’s time I revisit that now (maybe that will pound the reality of this journey back into my brain).

So what I really wanted to say I suppose is this… never stop believing in yourself. If you’re out there and feeling like me… like you’re not good enough… your story isn’t interesting or original enough… or that the road is too long ahead and you’re too far behind… just keep moving forward with a fire in your heart. Live passionately and never let anyone squelch that flame.

Keep living the dream loves,

~fioza

4 thoughts on “The Hardest Part

  1. I think we start to doubt ourselves when we talk to too many people. THEN we need to do a “reset,” like “resetting our computer.” We need to “reset” our minds, so that we stay focused on our dreams. THIS is when it is good to listen to some Olympian podcasts. For sure the athletes must have doubts, but somehow they stay driven and focused. YOU can fulfill your dreams. Either “with” Pixar or “maybe” you were meant to be somewhere even BETTER. You know there are a lot of other fantastic companies out there that “might” be the next Pixar and you could be on their staff. Open up your mind, do research and more EXCITING options will come before you, guaranteed! Continue to reach for the STARS! http://Www.brilliantviewpoint.com

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  2. “I’m gaining it slowly but as I look at the long road ahead with my comic Shattered Mirror, I face my most challenging enemy… doubt. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever did”. It used to be my screen saver and perhaps it’s time I revisit that now (maybe that will pound the reality of this journey back into my brain).”

    This! Yes 100% self doubt can be crippling at times. I like the idea of having a positive affirmation as your lock screen I’m definitely going to try that! You SO got this! ❤

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