I find that wherever I go, people generally respect hustle, provided it’s applied with a decent amount of charm and tact.
Be a sponge. Absorb everything. You’ll never know what random source of inspiration may trigger your next idea.
You really have to be a jack-of-all-trades to work the various jobs in game animation.
…that doesn’t really touch upon the need for other types of stories, there are still a vast number of very personal stories to be told.
Most of the time you can’t schedule the creativity, thus the conflict.
...sometimes you can have a great concept but if marketing doesn’t set up expectations correctly, it doesn’t matter!