Onegai shimasu (おねがい します) 🙇
I've seen this way too often in the industry: a person's goal is to win an award. That really is the wrong attitude to have. It's self centered and myopic. Your team will never do a good enough job in your eyes and and you'll always miss something important because you'll be obsessed with your own vision of how it will look/sound/feel. In the industry, there were times where a college only cared about what lay beyond the end goal. o the point they ignored issues right in front of them! And it caused the team a great deal of problems.
The goal is to make the best product you can as part of a team.
Rewards are temporary. The experience will bring you to the next level of your career.
I recently got a small dose of this when I learned that a game I worked on over 20 years ago just won a Peabody Award! I had no idea it was submitted for review! My goal was never to get any awards. It was to make the best art I could and to work seamlessly with a talented team.
All else was gravy. Even if the gravy is over 20 years old 😏
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