Originally Posted by timlaw347
if you have the time and the attitude to go further within yourself, that in itself will take you forward along with the people who want to work with you, free or paid. That funny word passion is relevant there right?
Companies 'might' notice your skills in the interim. Key word might thats why its outlined.
Anything is possible, but if you want to maximize your chances, you'll get a four-year degree (assuming you are fresh out of high school or not yet out of high school), and you'll work at building a solid portfolio.
Attitude is definitely important.
Hoping is okay, but hoping won't get you there.
There are okay ways to try for the thing you want to accomplish, and there are better ways.
We can't tell you everything in these posts, and our posting links to fuller information elsewhere (like the articles on my site, and on IGDA.org, for instance) is not laziness or snottiness on our part. You need to realize that since it's your life, it's up to you to read, and research, and read more, and think, and have a good attitude towards learning and growing. It will take time.