Any good poker player knows what the keys to winning any hand involve: knowing the odds, the players, and the strategy needed to win.
Forget the odds. If you want a sure thing, go into the family business and stay put in your hometown. There are tons of people who have exactly the same visions of a fabulous career in a big city full of design awards and recognition from their peers.
Remember: You’re better than those other people, and you have to believe in your ability to walk into any room and use your talent to own it and ultimately become a player. The players are easy to spot—go into any class in any school teaching a creative art and it will be obvious who has the perspective to go where they want to go.