Reaching your goals requires a lot of your time. You should manage your time wisely, or else, it may disrupt your work-life balance
In your journey, you will realize that it is necessary to burn bridges and to detach from unhealthy connections. Expect to have a smaller circle as time goes by.
Expect that you will experience many things in the process. You might make mistakes here and there, but these are valuable learning points.
Every animator with ambition must be ready to be doubted and be misunderstood but not willing to be defeated. Adopt a growth mindset and take criticism as feedback to learn and improve.
Ambition is an investment. For your ambitions to pay off, it will cost you money too.