Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defence) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
Abraham Maslow, American psychologist, 1908–1970
You’ve now seen how to start a project that will take you one step closer to getting paid to play. Hopefully you’ve also taken a few minutes to actually begin it. Now let’s make this really clear: there is always a way to get the experience you really want in your work. If you’re flexible about how you get it, and you’re willing to start working on it without knowing exactly where you’re heading, you are guaranteed to get it if you simply don’t stop.