Here is some good words from a friend of mine, Carlos Florez, Motion designer in L.A
"Do your own work. Work Hard because that’s the only way to work. Don’t slack a minute. Do Original work, don’t copy or steal other people’s hard work. Think big. Be Humble. Work well with people. Be positive, stay away from negative people. Love what you do. and don’t do anything if your heart is not in it."