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Old 11-29-07, 07:45 PM Thread Starter   #21
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Focus and excel.

You don't need to be 'smart' or innately talented to do that.

Basically never settle for mediocrity. I know this sounds like stupid NFL Sunday pep talk, but the most successful people are extremely driven and always push for more.

In the past I've set what felt like lofty goals, but when I feel that the goal is in sight, I reset those goals to be even higher. In one sense I'm perpetually dissatisfied, but that drive to keep pushing on is what keeps me from stagnating.

I feel like you're looking for divine intervention - like there's some hidden talent within you that you just don't know about, or that there's some particular field that you just haven't discovered yet that you will fall in love with.

Step 1: What do you want? What would you like to achieve? It boils down to the emotional - do you want to be respected? Powerful? Influential?

Pick one of those and start wandering toward that goal. Oftentimes when lost focus on the end, not how you get there, and almost by default you'll choose the path that you like best. Then viola - you have a satisfying career.

Of course this backfires when the end-goal is 'money'. There are a lot of self-hating lawyers who listened to their parents and followed that path simply for the cash. Happy lawyers are those who love power and victory, not money. The money is a nice side effect.

Likewise happy doctors are those that love respect and affecting lives. Again, money is a side effect.

Set your goals to be more emotional, visceral ones and you'll figure out the rest.

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Yeah your right Illah I guess my first goal would be to get good in 3d studio max I mean really good.

Second goal "which I'm working on is to learn japanese"
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Old 11-29-07, 07:47 PM   #22
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Set your goals to be more emotional, visceral ones and you'll figure out the rest.

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I fall into the materialistic category i'ts not as if my parents have even pushed me to that, infact they've always pushed the opposite - the emotional side.

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Old 11-29-07, 07:51 PM Thread Starter   #23
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Man I can't believe anyone could hate snow. I don't think I've seen snow stick to the ground in a long time.
It's true I hate it and I can't drive in it I've tried before and it scared the crap out of me. Lets see why I hate it?

1. You can really do summer activities like photography if you can't or don't like the cold.

2. I hate the cold, I run like a little school girl & dive in to a car or the house when I see some one with a snow ball in their hand.

3. slip and fall all the time in the crap even when I have snow boots on.

Do I need to go on?
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Old 11-29-07, 07:56 PM   #24
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^I think you are refering to ice lol
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Old 11-29-07, 07:58 PM   #25
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Then I recommend living down here or even Florida. It hasn't even dropped below freezing yet.

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Old 11-29-07, 08:50 PM   #26
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It's true I hate it and I can't drive in it I've tried before and it scared the crap out of me. Lets see why I hate it?

1. You can really do summer activities like photography if you can't or don't like the cold.

2. I hate the cold, I run like a little school girl & dive in to a car or the house when I see some one with a snow ball in their hand.

3. slip and fall all the time in the crap even when I have snow boots on.

Do I need to go on?
Since when is photography just a summer activity?

Some of the best photos involve snow?

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Old 11-29-07, 09:21 PM   #27
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Since when is photography just a summer activity?

Some of the best photos involve snow?
He doesnt like the snow so doesnt go outside. not much more to say

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Old 11-29-07, 09:38 PM Thread Starter   #28
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Since when is photography just a summer activity?

Some of the best photos involve snow?
Maybe so but I don't like snow period mate.
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Old 11-29-07, 09:59 PM   #29
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I do understand most of it mate, but we have no 3d schools here all we have in our city is one collage that has 2d classes and web classes the rest is mostly maritime classes, sports, music.
theres a good technical college in TVC. ive seen the flyers.

you dont have to do it full-on - but just part time?

your graphics stuff is darned good!

(just beware that going to art school will confuse and disorient an artist, when he had the right idea all along...)
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Old 11-29-07, 10:03 PM   #30
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It's true I hate it and I can't drive in it I've tried before and it scared the crap out of me. Lets see why I hate it?

1. You can really do summer activities like photography if you can't or don't like the cold.

2. I hate the cold, I run like a little school girl & dive in to a car or the house when I see some one with a snow ball in their hand.

3. slip and fall all the time in the crap even when I have snow boots on.

Do I need to go on?

ive got some darned cool shots of icestorms - trees sagging, branches in the road, even shots of the beach near portage point in a blizzard.

miserable work, but its not just a summer hobby.
theres no one that says you cant go out and play with the camera when you get frustrated with the graphic design.
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Old 11-29-07, 10:38 PM   #31
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I saw someone recommend taking a CAD class and I second that. Your models really weren't all that bad. Even a vocational school around town should have a CAD class you could take or at least somewhere near. If you like the whole 3d modeling thing, I'd look into it...

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Old 12-01-07, 05:31 PM   #32
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Or even just mess around with CAD and 3DS for 6 hours a day...that's free

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