When it comes to success, all you have to do is to follow your dreams. I am sure you have heard this before, but if you didn’t understand what this means, I will take the liberty to explain it with my own words. What is very exciting about my opinion is that my story is a true story. I have started from an early age to research success and I am now able to give young people some real pointers from my own experience. My name is Selena and I can say about myself that I am happy and successful because I am doing exactly what I like and what I always wanted to do. I was a simple person from an average family. My parents were full-time workers and this is exactly what they taught me to do. I followed their advice and I have started as a cashier in a supermarket. Oh…sorry! First of all, I have to tell you that my dream was to create animated videos. Nobody believed in me. I didn’t care about that. I am a very positive person. I started working at that supermarket with the belief I could do this job and also continue my passion. After a few months, I realized I couldn’t do that, so I gave up. Yes, sometimes you have to give up at something if that something is killing your dream. I left my hometown and I decided to take life into my own hands. I will not tell you about the harsh times I have gone through because I already told you I am a positive person. And I am sure you are tired of stories about hard and bad experiences. Anyway….I left or I run away. I realized that I couldn’t live my life as a simple person. I went to New York and I started working there. I just took simple day jobs to support myself. My goal was not to starve.
I have worked to pay my rent and to have something to eat every day. Meanwhile, I was applying at different companies for getting a job as an animator. I went to several interviews and after 4 months the miracle happen. A big company in New York has hired me to help others designers create some animation movies. I have worked as an apprentice for 7 years. I was only 19 years old when I started and by the age of 26 I gain a lot of experience and I had raised a lot of money. I went back home and I kept working as a remote animator while I was preparing to build my own business. This took me a year. When I was 27, I came back to New York and I invested all my savings in my own creative animation company.
I am now one of the companies that Hollywood producers hire whenever they are creating animated movies. I earn millions of dollars a year and that is only because I trusted my guts and I have followed my dream.
No matter what happens, all you have to do is trust yourself and be strong. Bad things may happen, but believe me, no successful man or woman in this world had accomplished something without a little struggle.
Be strong all the time and remember that your only friend is you. Trust yourself and never give up on your dream. Don’t let anyone hire you to accomplish his dream, instead hire yourself to accomplish all your goals. Everything is possible, just be patient. All good things come to those who wait.