Sadly, there were no lyric spitting hamsters, but the food was excellent and the presentation was educational. The vice president of Kia pointed out that the company has shown growth every year since it's launch in the mid 1990's. This got me thinking: I wonder how many people laughed when they heard that Kia, a Korean company with small economy cars, was going to launch in the United States. How was a little known company with tiny cars going to break into a market where big cars and Detroit muscle dominated? How many people told them that this was going to be an impossible task? Well, more than fifteen years later, they're still here and they're capturing more of the auto market each year.
Now think back to how many people laughed at you when you told them you wanted to pursue a career in art. How many people told you it would be impossible to break into the industry? If it's really your passion to have a career in the art world, you'll listen to these nay-sayers, tell them to have a nice day and pound the pavement like Kia did until you're happy with where you're at.
I often hear about seemingly overnight successes, people being discovered in elevators and such, but after doing some reseach, I quickly learn that they've been putting their nose to the grindstone for over ten years! They just happened to be in the right place at the right time and had the right walk to back up their talk. It takes 10,000 hours of practice to master your craft, so start logging those hours whenever you can!
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