Hello guys and gals,
Although there are many traditional principles of animation, that is one fundamental rule. Animation is HARD! In order to chase a great career, there will be obstacles to face. Some good, others bad. I hope this talk from Larry Smith will help. Please click the pic to watch.
Secondly, I wish to highlight a post by Andreas Deja. I am in much love of his beautifully illustrated blog, but I found his comments upon Milt Kahl work on Prince Phillip particularly inspiring. Hopefully, it will help you through the projects you find least favourable.