You also need to go to a CG movie, stay to the very end, and stare at that long list of names in the credits. Every single one of those people, “is you.” Except for the key names at the front of the list, every one of them “is no more, albeit no less, than ‘you,’ and most of them are ‘more.’” (Like every business, you start out in the mail-room, then fight your way up.)
Your “skills” and “abilities,” no matter how good (you think) they are, are not a Golden Ticket. The day will very soon come when you will encounter someone in a professional situation who … there will be no doubt in the matter … leaves you positively and completely In The Dust. There’s the person who makes you look like A Fool. (And, worse yet, he might be someone who works for you, and who’s ambitious, and who’s got his eye on your job and just might win it.)
Now … if nothing that I have just said puts you off and makes you actually quit … then I am delighted, and I say to you, “welcome aboard, (perhaps one day to be…) Captain.”
You may have heard the Good Book saying, “those who are faithful with little will be faithful with much (and vice-versa).” Truer words have never been spoke. At first, you will be given “little.” Be faithful and professional with that “little,” and in every aspect of how you carry-out the business that you have been entrusted to do. If you, quite frankly, do not seek recognition, you will be recognized. If you do not boast of yourself, in time others may boast of you. Someone is always, always watching.