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As some of you here know that I am currently involved in some big projects.

In the last two week I just find myself (almost) totally incapable........that doesn't mean I can't work on anything....but just find out I really do have some tough time.....due to my lack of skills on almost every everything they (the team in New York) are looking for.

They keep telling me I should be fine.....well.....

I don't mean I am quitting. I really want this opportunity and I won't let it go.

But I think it's time to start reevaluating myself and take a look at what area I really do suck big time.

Hope when in February, when I should *hopefully* be flying to New York for training I could be more 'capable'

Flying down there to learn more technical stuff and I have to start upgrade/relearn all my art related so-called 'skills'

Now I understand why nobody wanted to hire me in the last 19 months......

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[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
<strong>As some of you here know that I am currently involved in some big projects.

In the last two week I just find myself (almost) totally incapable........that doesn't mean I can't work on anything....but just find out I really do have some tough time.....due to my lack of skills on almost every everything they (the team in New York) are looking for.

They keep telling me I should be fine.....well.....

I don't mean I am quitting. I really want this opportunity and I won't let it go.

But I think it's time to start reevaluating myself and take a look at what area I really do suck big time.

Hope when in February, when I should *hopefully* be flying to New York for training I could be more 'capable'

Flying down there to learn more technical stuff and I have to start upgrade/relearn all my art related so-called 'skills'

Now I understand why nobody wanted to hire me in the last 19 months......</strong><hr></blockquote>
Dude don't beat yourself up so bad..you obviously have some required talent or you would not be in this field at all. Just turn your mind set to a positive thought and move forward with your training. I wish I knew half of what you and alot of other posters here know
Just give it time and keep on trucking forward..best of luck to you!!
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post #3 of 9
Come on Leonis, be more optimistic. You've got plenty of skills that I wish I had. You're a very creative guy too, if you weren't I'm sure you wouldn't have been offered the job. Just relax a little and things will be fine.
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I think I can relate to this Leonis. After 19 months of no real work and then a whole new work load hits you. You feel overwhelmed and maybe unmotivated. If they are giving you training and have faith in you then just relax and let it all in. Prioritize and stay focused.
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post #5 of 9
Holy shit man, what skills are you lacking in? I just visited your webpage and everything I see is 1st class work.
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Leonis, look at it this way -- maybe there are certain specific technical areas where you need training, but that's the easy part. Think of all the guys who'd love to have this chance, but who don't have the artistic skills. Those guys are stuck. So you can take a class or two if necessary to get up to speed and then you'll be fine!
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Don't sweat it, Leonis. Every significant job has a steep learning curve, and they all require you to get up to speed. It's not that you suck in particular, it's just the nature of things in general.

Fight the good fight, and keep your head up.
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Tomorrow I will be having a PIII box + SoftImage XSI

Looks like the next week is going to be busy (learning the app) like hell...
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Great idea Leonis.

Being a professional graduate student I can tell you one of the luxuries of graduate school is that you can uncover your weaknesses and eliminate them. Hopefully before the qualifying exam and the dissertation defense.

For me that was stats and linear algebra. I wouldn't say I'm great at that stuff now but it no longer holds me back.
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