5 Things You Should Stop Doing Now to Be Happier at Work
Stop expecting things to be fair.
Stop griping about work.
Stop getting caught up in office politics.
Stop believing everything is a priority.
Stop agreeing to do work you know you can't do.
"We do turn jobs away. We don't like to, but if it's not a responsible choice or we think we're going to get in over our heads because of what's in the pipeline, we do say no sometimes. I think that's important. Most of our clients understand. They're not like 'Well, he said no, so we're not coming back!' Instead, they respect the fact that we're being honest. They would rather we be honest than take on too much and bail out of the project half way through. So I think we've built a good reputation with that strategy."You can read the full article about shade VFX here. Of course I'm not suggesting you should say 'no' to every project. While allowing yourself to stretch your capabilities is a great way to continue to grow, there's a big difference between taking on a new project to learn something new and taking on a new project you have no business taking on right now. The key phrase being right now. For example, if you're a character artist with no prior knowledge of NUKE it's just silly to assume you'd be jumping into compositing a major VFX shot tomorrow. Anyone can do anything they set their mind to, especially with the powerful creative tools we all have at our disposal. Over the years I've had the opportunity to work with many talented artists. I've seen many move on to become very successful. However, I've also seen many artists fail for reasons that have nothing to do with their actual skill level. I'm a firm believer that it's better to commit to less and be able to actually complete the work than it is to commit to more and not be able to complete your commitments.