For everyone that is trying to get started in the industry, and having a hard time, don't give up. Dream on. And BLOG! You'll be suprised who reads your blog.
I recently received some really uplifting comments about my blog and progress from people I really look up to. (Out of respect for these people I won't say who. They know who they are.)
"I follow your blog, and I really admire your tenacity. Just keep workin on it""keep dreaming and keep getting stronger in your art""I thought you worked in the industry already!"
These kind of comments can really help give you focus and put things into perspective. If you're already in the industry, take a moment to reflect all the people that helped you along the way and remember to pay it forward. A younger artist will really appreciate it.