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Don't follow your dreams (it's a scam)!

  • Published on Oct 29, 2020 veröffentlicht
  • In this video I talk about a common misconception about following your dreams.
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  • Thomas Brush
    Thomas Brush  6 months ago +4

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    • Luka Stemberger
      Luka Stemberger 22 days ago

      I'm just now in the pre-prod of my first film. Still need to find some of the finances, but I'm so passionate about it and it will happen. I love what you've said.
      And I haven't heard about your games before, they look amazing! I just bought Pinstripe on PS and will get Neversong when I finish it :)

    • Eme Pluvio
      Eme Pluvio 5 months ago

      this a really solid and realistic piece of information, thanks buddy =D

  • Zedrin
    Zedrin Year ago +158

    In a similar vein, for me, one of the joys in creative endeavors is when you see stuff coming together.
    When I figure out a cool new trick with 2D shaders, or a new deformer animation technique, I can't wait to start using it or optimizing my workflow. When I'm practicing with Blender and it finally starts to click, I get that dopamine rush.
    Money out of all this is a side effect, a necessary and desirable one that makes it all possible, but it's the process and fine-tuning the process that makes it worthwhile.
    That said, acknowledgement and revenue is real nice.

    • Jay Jay
      Jay Jay Month ago

      Zcdrin, you summed it up succulently. My thoughts exactly.

    • Chobi Spider
      Chobi Spider Year ago

      ah yes, Zedrin spitting straight facts

    • Kazuga Of The Spyral
      Kazuga Of The Spyral Year ago

      Same !! For me as well, I enjoy the process and I find it exciting to see the multiple possibilities that lie ahead, but also seeing things come to life and come together as something concrete is when all of it really hits home and makes me want to push it further everytime !

  • Trent Kaniuga
    Trent Kaniuga Year ago +208

    Hey Thomas! I love your channel brother. Keepin' it real!

  • Syr3
    Syr3 Year ago +126

    As Bruce Lee once said: "Success is in the journey, not the destination"

  • itsBenJaMon
    itsBenJaMon Year ago +125

    Dude you've inspired me. The reason so many people get burnt out is because they're not enjoying going up the hill, they're in it for the results. I didn't realize that until now, thank you.

    • Darla Lathan
      Darla Lathan Year ago +7

      That's half the cause of job burnout: unrealistic high expectations of one's job performance, the pay, benefits, etc. The other half is overwork and a hostile work environment.

  • Ron St. Clare
    Ron St. Clare Year ago +144

    "Entrepreneurship requires you to enjoy the process". That's deep. You earned my like!

  • Shed Vision1
    Shed Vision1 Year ago +16

    Basically, you should do things you have passion for, because when this is the case, no matter the outcome, you’ll always have the urge to continue doing it

  • Mayor Mayo
    Mayor Mayo Year ago +215

    While I grew up my parents told me that I should follow my dream but understand the consequences of failure. When I told my mom I wanted to be an animator she gave me all the supplies I needed and locked me in my room. I spent all summer doing nothing but drawing classes, submissions, and assignments for 7-10 hours a day. I hate drawing now because of it but it did help me understand that I wouldn’t want to have a job like that. It was a harsh lesson but I’m glad I learned it in high school instead of going to the industry and learning it there

    • DeepBinaryLord
      DeepBinaryLord Year ago

      I am you 201st like

    • Maria Sokolova
      Maria Sokolova Year ago

      The best way to kill interest in anything.

    • Meleeman
      Meleeman Year ago +4

      lol storyboarding is more fun and easy, you were just doing it wrong. you shouldn't hate drawing i used to write a webcomic and I hated doing it and it probably shows in some of the pages i made, but when i got to the exciting parts ooo boi did i really pull out the stops. i made pennies on it with a webcomic site. and now i work on websites that bring in thousands of dollars a day. only problem is, i don't own them. ofuk maybe i should take my own advice. i put much more work into webcomics than i ever did into web development, but now i realize i can do so much more than entertain people. the power of automation is wow. i still like to draw and animate, but lately fear and insecurity prevents me from trying. and here i sit typing this comment, and i work on projects that promote artists and the creation of content.

    • Papa's Scooperia Worker
      Papa's Scooperia Worker Year ago +2

      @Cartooon THAT "I hate drawing now because of it but it did help me understand that I wouldn’t want to have a job like that." did you even read this sentence?

    • Cartooon THAT
      Cartooon THAT Year ago

      you're an animator? nice

  • Jack Iscariot
    Jack Iscariot Year ago +76

    I think following your dreams is a reason to live for me. When i wake up i remember what i must do and then i try my best to do it. Yes you’ll fail a lot but failure is part of the journey so really i think you should follow them

    • Gaurav
      Gaurav Year ago +2

      @Jack Iscarito you missed the point of video , he was trying to say that our dreams/motives are at fault. It's simple meaning was just enjoy your work .

    • abdullah shahbaz
      abdullah shahbaz Year ago +3

      Yah I would rather deal with the constant failure while trying to achieve my dreams. Rather than living with regret on not pursuing them.
      “Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.”
      Cormac McCarthy

    • akshay kumar
      akshay kumar Year ago +4

      He got married?
      No wonder the video, I think he is looking for closure.

    • Son of Northern Darkness
      Son of Northern Darkness Year ago +6

      Same for me. But this guy instead chose to get married and now he follows someone else's dream.

  • KazeTheForsaken
    KazeTheForsaken Year ago +370

    Yeah, "follow your dreams" is crap. I tried to follow the girl of my dreams, but she called the police on me for "being a stalker", whatever...

  • Milantique Studios
    Milantique Studios Year ago +35

    Thomas has a point with thinking about what you get in return part. That is something I will be thinking about.
    If you work hard you can achieve your dreams. But you can also fail at trying to achieve your dreams. Most people if not everyone fail more than they succeed. And of you give up easily or if you give up at all even if you been trying for 10 years, was it your dream? Maybe it was your dream at one point but people do change and what you wanted then might not be what you want now.
    The one issue I have is people saying get up early or work late hours. No. I am living proof that the human body needs sleep and I am here to tell you that you can work hard and still get 8 hours of sleep. Working hard doesn't mean give up everything and suffer. It means work hard. And by taking care of yourself, you will be able to work harder than someone who grinds themselves into dust. They may get further than you in the beginning but once that life long fatigue slowly hits, they slow down and your consistent healthy rate will outshine in the long run.
    Point is the hard work mantra is true but its not a guarantee nor do I think people really understand what it means.

    • Ricardo Chiesa
      Ricardo Chiesa Year ago

      Trully agree. I had to learn it the hard way... have to pay my bills and support others financially so i can only do what I used to do all day in two hours a day, at the most. Thought it was completely impossible, but its getting there...

    • PhaseBlaze
      PhaseBlaze Year ago

      Truly agree

  • Ola Englund
    Ola Englund Year ago +96

    New subscriber here... good talk.

  • Elle Lure
    Elle Lure Year ago +3

    I love that you've pointed out the tendency to attach to outcome. Loving the journey should be why you choose your career. There will be ups and downs regardless, it's just about how badly you want to create that "thing". When it comes down to that, money isn't the end goal, because if it was, you would've put your energy elsewhere.

  • Teckset
    Teckset Year ago +773

    Therapist: Our session is over
    *Card declines*

  • Johnny Bennett
    Johnny Bennett Year ago +8

    Most people have a very hard time admitting that they'd rather be a dreamer than whatever it is they're dreaming about being.

  • Error 404
    Error 404 Year ago +334

    i'd rather keep my dreams as a side job. this way my dreams will never faint as i know i can still eat and live another day to get to my dreams. no point in suffering for dreams. just get a decent job. i'd do any dev job or any random part time job for food. then after work i'd learn or create my favorite stuff. like in school, no school will teach your favorite subject, u study them at home 😋. in my spare time i like studying game dev, web dev, art, automatons etc. if this was 1000 year ago i'd be polymath 😶 but that's impossible in modern day rat race. find joy in hobbies, and get day job that is as close to my hobbies is what i prefer.

    • Error 404
      Error 404 Year ago

      who say what or yt videos don't matter. logical decision made from analysis of own personal situation is better than emotional decision made from watching too many motivational videos. 😛

    • Nina
      Nina Year ago +1

      That’s kind of sad that you’re letting one Clip-Share video dictate your life

    • razing717
      razing717 Year ago

      Thank u everyone - razing

    • Error 404
      Error 404 Year ago +1

      ​@aena mustafa ​ i think a degree would open more doors. so yes get a degree if u can. don't worry about side projects during the semester focus on coursework mostly, or do some light like 3d art and drawing. use summer vacation to develop good game. do an internship at ea or ubisoft or microsoft or anywhere really. now after graduation, u set for life if u land any job, just work for 1-2 years anywhere just for experience, and u can now get job anywhere. (u can modify this advice for other fields also, vacations for portfolio, semester for grades)
      now the other part. yes computer science is a very very good degree. i always struggled in math and still do. but remember it's 130 credits! if u do bad at math course it doesn't matter as much as long as you don't fail and as long as you do good in other subjects especially the computer science related courses, you should be fine. just keep the cgpa above 3.0 to make life easier. i don't mind not pushing too hard, but if u don't do the minimum necessary to get good grades, then that's bad. when in uni, for few years u can't get lazy.
      if u want to open more job options, keep your skillset well rounded. if u in canada, then u could just go full stack with c#, asp, angular, and unity, just build few for practice. most junior jobs will teach you everything u need, u just need to know the basics to pass the interview. algorithm and data structure course is most important for interviews u better get good at those. landing interview is harder than the interview, and the interview is harder than job lol.
      if you live an unhealthy lifestyle uni will get stressful. plan your days properly. and you should have more free time to chill out. and learn to meditate (best book to learn meditation is 8 Minute Meditation
      by Victor Davich) your brain need more rest than your body.

    • saint
      saint Year ago +1

      @Error 404 I think we are fighting the same point in different but similar perspectives I honestly agree with you and admire the way you think very intellectual

  • Kyle Devine
    Kyle Devine Year ago +70

    Sounds just like my experience with the music industry. I'm a software engineer now.

    JUPILUXE Year ago +3

    Only 1:42 in and you're already onto something with the idea that people set goals as if the idea is complete once it is achieved, whereas you need to love the work if you actually want to be happy with your ideas. Awesome video.

  • Chandler Price Guitar
    Chandler Price Guitar Year ago +55

    After this summer I decided to drop out of college (just hated everything about it and wasn't Interested in the degree I was going for) so I decided to try and figure out what I would actually enjoy doing. While I was searching I came across your channel and Dani and some others which has inspired me to try and learn how to make my own games. Here's hoping I can figure out what the heck I'm doing 😂 Keep doing what your doing I love your content man!

    • scribbyBibby \
      scribbyBibby \ Year ago

      A true milker, theres dani in it

    • TitanGammingZ
      TitanGammingZ Year ago +2

      if you want to go further you should have good team man

    • OatCube
      OatCube Year ago +4

      It's never a wrong choice to try out different things, even if it means dropping out of college. I studied media engineering (coding, video, image editing etc) for about a year, and mostly hated the half-assed attitude of everyone around me. The whole place lacked ambition and determination. I applied to military academy and it was the best thing I ever did. But even after years of training conscripts and getting good money and knowledge from the job, I still tend to do nerdy stuff like coding video games, producing Clip-Share content etc. So never completely "close the door" behind you even though some aspect of the thing you liked didn't work. Just a few months back I started working on my biggest video game project so far.

    • Asgardian Lord
      Asgardian Lord Year ago

      Depending on what engine your using I might be able to help. :D

    • The Genetik
      The Genetik Year ago +3

      @Chevifier should’ve studied in Europe

  • Jean Nocturne
    Jean Nocturne Year ago +6

    Thanks for this Thomas. You reassured me that I'm on the right path and I should keep on going. I'm currently wanting to shift from another career to be an artist. I know it's a tough road, but I'll keep going anyway and improve my flaws. :)

  • Music By LIFE
    Music By LIFE  Year ago +2

    I very much enjoyed watching this. This was a very interesting way of seeing things. The wisest man is the one who know he knows nothing. I think that statement could be connected to your part about being humble and confident at the same time!

  • GSwede 567
    GSwede 567 Year ago +3

    Honestly, you have helped me more than any other Clip-Sharer Thomas. Your advice makes a ton of sense to me, it has helped me prepare for my future and prepare for the reality of life. So many people out here say to follow your dreams and you will automatically succeed, life doesn’t work that way and you helped teach me that. I’m always gonna develop games as a hobby though

  • cronoz7
    cronoz7 Year ago +2

    Hey Thomas, great video. I’ve used the out-of-body method too to evaluate my actions as an outsider. Do you consider knowledge to a ‘brick’ as well? I imagine that completing a project rewards you not only with money but knowledge as well on how to do better next time. How do you leverage your newfound credibility? Do you keep a mailing list to inform fans of your next game? I think fans can be a brick as well because they can recommend your game to others which generates more sales. The more good games you make the bigger this foundation becomes.

  • Jake Russell
    Jake Russell Year ago +1

    This was well thought out and I love the brick metaphor. You need to keep working on your dreams each and every day, and pursuing the journey rather than the destination.

  • Knockeye
    Knockeye Year ago +4

    Great video 💯👌🏽

  • OLD_M8_
    OLD_M8_ Year ago +1

    I’m currently 3/4 of the way through “The Millionaire Fastlane” book and heard a lot of similarities, solid book to help get you in the right mindset of becoming an entrepreneur. Solid video Tom !!

  • Beautiful Doubt
    Beautiful Doubt Year ago +2

    There aint nothing wrong with having some ego and pretentiousness.

  • G W
    G W Year ago +1

    I've been dealing with the pain of pursuing my dreams to learn to code and make my ideas come to life for the past year and a half, still very far away from saying I am a confident coder (currently in a web development Bootcamp to help with that) and really hoping I can have a go at your full-time game dev course, Tom. I haven't published a game yet, seems long a long haul, but I'm constantly learning new things, spent hours grinding a problem to realize I was missing a semicolon ; ( or some ridiculously minor syntax error, but I'm not deterred, I will build the beautiful game worlds that my mind has thought up one day in the future. So is it worth it? yeah of course! I can't imagine doing anything else.

  • Patrik Lega
    Patrik Lega Year ago +2

    Is always a pleasure watching your videos and playing your games. Your words motivate me everytime. Thank Thomas! Can't wait to play you're next game! A big Hello from Italy :)

  • Deon Langeveld
    Deon Langeveld Year ago +1

    Thanks so much for this video, Tom. I've been seriously been struggling with heavy burnout from 5 years of grinding with almost no money whilst building my brands, being abused by multiple jobs since 2014 and struggling with serious trauma and $40 equivalent in my pocket. Thank you for the encouragement to keep moving forward with a new perspective towards the seemingly boring but EXTREMELY valuable character building bricks. You're a legend!

  • Reece Geofroy
    Reece Geofroy Year ago +1

    Been feeling extremely down on myself about my game development work lately and this video is kinda exactly what I needed, so thank you Thomas! Entrepreneurship is a constant battle, but also an enjoyable experience.

  • Shadeless
    Shadeless Year ago +1

    Thank you for some of your insights. I am consumed with the thought of making it "big", and getting that "one shot'. It's good to embrace the grind. Thank you!

  • Mark Sre Official
    Mark Sre Official Year ago +1

    I wanna thank you Thomas for this amazing video. Up until now I was feeling very lost and depressed because I felt that I wasn't reaching the end result. But now after watching your eye opening video, I now understand and am back on track. Thank you so much.

  • Art: by the Albums
    Art: by the Albums 7 months ago

    growth through iteration, that's the mindset we need to adopt. You're a hell of a dude Thomas - keep the good stuff coming my man!!!

  • Pharmacist V - Travel health, Vaccines & Vitamins

    Loving the brick to structure analogy, great life concept. Keep creating SOLID bricks, you got this!

  • Matthew Olsen
    Matthew Olsen Year ago +55

    I tried starting a company and 2 years of clawing to get traction, I ultimately failed. I hear alot if you put the time in you'll get rewarded. Sometimes you dont. It sucks but that's just how life is. Will it stop me from trying again? Nope.

    • Sasuke Uchiha
      Sasuke Uchiha Year ago +1

      @Just Random you do understand that games have a concept of probability right? Basically thats luck irl. The chances of your game success does need a push of luck. Say releasing the right game at the right time. Its applies for anyone

    • Just Random
      Just Random Year ago

      @Manannan anam unless you can explain what "luck" is scientifically, you are just saying gibberish nonsense.

    • Just Random
      Just Random Year ago

      @Sasuke Uchiha luck has nothing to do with it. it's about giving people what they want. if you don't, you fail. simple as that.

    • Gari Henderson
      Gari Henderson Year ago +5

      Sometimes you succeed, sometimes you fail. Sometimes that’s mainly down to your decisions and sometimes the primary factor is just good or bad luck. One thing to remember though is that the more times you go for it, the better you’ll be at controlling the circumstances of your efforts and therefore the more likely you’ll be to succeed.
      There are almost no extremely successful people who haven’t failed multiple times along the way. Keep it up man.

    • Sasuke Uchiha
      Sasuke Uchiha Year ago +2

      cause in entertainment industry, its part luck and part hard work and more networking........

  • ArjayoProductions
    ArjayoProductions Year ago +1

    This is the first time I’ve ever seen your videos...and dang, I gotta say: some of the best advice, and description of entrepreneurship I’ve heard in awhile. I appreciate the metaphors, and the context you provide in your explanation. Makes me better understand myself, and my own creative endeavors. Thanks, man

  • Alex Dixon
    Alex Dixon Year ago +1

    Beautifully spoken and great insight man! This is the kind of content I feel like we all love your channel for. Also, dope bike 💪🏼

  • Jeremy Meister
    Jeremy Meister Year ago +2

    Hello Thomas just discovered your channel today. Good thoughts and wise words....to think that just grinding and hustling really hard and THEN one day reaching a state of neverending happiness, money and success is wrong and a mental trap. JEREMY :)

  • Shoapeng Lee
    Shoapeng Lee Year ago +8

    The burp was amazing lol. It should remind everyone that just take it easy and take it a day at a time. Live in the moment and strive to be the best everyday and continue learning. Day by day.

  • Stitch
    Stitch Year ago +6

    Aye pretty much. Don't follow your dreams, they're dreams. Set goals, ones that are SMART. Right now, I have a goal with a platform I'm making, but it's a pretty big goal (at least big considering my situation), and so I set a smaller goal within that, and even smaller goals within that, and I'm achieving each one of those goals slowly, getting closer and closer to the big goal. Once that's achieved, I have another bigger goal to achieve that would use the previous project's results to aid in achieving the new one.

  • C Wilson
    C Wilson Year ago +1

    Wealth can be "Knowledge" over your years you have developed such.. Thank you for being honest. I appreciate your experiences shared. A brick is an element to build on. Keep on keepin' on.

  • Edgar JS
    Edgar JS Year ago

    hey thank you very much for sharing. This made me understand a few thoughts I’ve been having recently. As you say, the purpose of doing things should not be the end but the process itself.

  • olon1993
    olon1993 6 months ago

    Love how you breakdown the real steps to becoming a successful game developer. Great video!

  • Avalon Perez
    Avalon Perez Year ago +88

    I love how this all just slowly evolved into a Minecraft metaphor.

  • Cristian Duque
    Cristian Duque Year ago +1

    This is a great video and I believe in that idea of constantly going up the hill rather than going down and up in some kind of loop.

    DANVXT Year ago +47

    I had a dream ( recently since back in June 15th this year ) to become an Illustrator Artist because I failed myself on every type of Subject like Modelling 3D, Coding, Composing, Vocalist, Editor, name it all you can...
    The reason is that I'm tired of being unproductive and not doing something that'll benefits to other, so I started myself to draw in June 15th and now I'm getting better and I'm close to be able to do Commissioning... I'm still young ( 17 ) but I feel like my time is short considering that... I don't wanna repeat the last mistake I made on learning Blender for 5 years when I only manage to scrap 5+ month worth of the knowledge...
    I know I tried to push my limit on practicing drawing stuff everyday for 24/7 I had to limit myself cuz otherwise I'll be never improve, like what people said " Keep Practicing Everyday" by everyday they meant Everyday BUT not 24/7, I made my own Schedule for my drawing Session at 9 PM till 12 Midnight because I mostly gaming during morning till Noon...
    I want to improve and I want to show my father that I can improve this time and I will keep on improving until I became like those Pro Anime Illustrator Artist I've seen on Pixiv ( my sources of Reference comes from Pixiv )
    My agreement to your statement is 50/50, what I agree is that Dream is more like a Challenge and the Highest Obstacle you have to break/pass it, but once you achieve your dream, what are you gonna do next? Nothing, because many people focusing on a single dream because they don't want to overwork themselves with huge expectations including myself who had a dream of becoming Animator Rig in Blender but I notice that my skill is sucks like trash and I forgetting those dream...
    Now with me dedicating my whole year to drawing and becoming an Illustrator and Mangaka, I will keep on pushing forward to improve.
    What I don't agree is that Dream is one kind of Expectations that... Help you motivated, it help you keep on moving and had a main purpose on why you must improve, without Dream, why you even doing this, why improving when all you do is wasting your precious time...
    Not everyone can agree that dream is either a scam and just a burden that make people hate themselves for unable to achieve it... Just don't dream too much because if you do then you're gonna make yourself even more demotivated because you knew you can't do this...

    • DANVXT
      DANVXT Year ago

      @eleece⚡ we all face a big problem in our life, sometimes I say to myself "why the fuck I can't get any better at all!?"
      It really pains me more but hey, I'm not giving up, I'll keep on training myself until I become better...
      And yes, no problem mate

    • eleece⚡
      eleece⚡ Year ago

      @DANVXT yeah having these second thoughts really is a challenge, since I've seen people being able to surpass the impossible, what makes me think us we can't too? Also thanks for reminding me, those words reminded me that there are more trials ahead that I must overcome.. That all of these are just the beginning, hope will always be there and we'll always find a way to get through this ^^ thank you so much! I'm also very sorry for the lack of willpower was causing inconvenience >

    • DANVXT
      DANVXT Year ago +1

      @eleece⚡ we all had our own problem and this is something that we have to endure to be able to get pass through what we can't...
      Also I'm already 18 now, you're still younger than me ( too bad lol )

    • eleece⚡
      eleece⚡ Year ago

      Whoa we actually have the same dream. Digital illustration is also my passion but the fact that I'm already turning 18 next month and feel like I don't have enough time to practice I feel so old compare to you and the other artists who's only thirteen but already been making it so far, wish you the best and I hope you can find happiness along the way with this passion. Considering most tutorials are incomplete and confusing, it really saddens me that I'm slowly starting to give up when it's the only thing I was eager to learn. My second option would be psychology. So I guess I can agree wholly to the video, that following your dreams is a fraud.. Even if I only have my phone and fingers for sketching, my friend who's also an art addict say there are ways, it's not about the device you use, but in your skills and creativity. For two years of consistency I haven't found a single, decent, full tutorial and it really sucks. I guess this art thing isn't really for me is it? But it's the one what my hearts want, I'm stuck in this and it's hard to find way to escape :((

    • DANVXT
      DANVXT Year ago +1

      @Sunshine you don't have to take it seriously, my scenario might be different from you so my advice can be also different...

  • Andrew Gibson
    Andrew Gibson Year ago +1

    Thanks for saying all that. It is a powerful presentation of the creative life that most artists feel but isn't necessarily valued by others.

  • Bahaeddine Benamieur
    Bahaeddine Benamieur Year ago +277

    This applies to any industry

    • Lipe
      Lipe Year ago

      @Not Gay Ben LMAO

    • Sarah Beth
      Sarah Beth Year ago +4

      @Not Gay Ben ooookay

    • Aldrig Vila
      Aldrig Vila Year ago

      ”Theres a thing going around in a lot of industries” he says in the beginning of the video

    • Not Gay Ben
      Not Gay Ben Year ago +4

      I’m not gay

    • Kyle Smith
      Kyle Smith Year ago


  • Sike Nyson
    Sike Nyson Year ago +2

    Gotta disagree with this one, my dream of being a champion is what keeps me working hard, keeps me disciplined and gets me up at 5 in the morning to work hard

  • Jaimin Parmar
    Jaimin Parmar Year ago

    This is exactly how I approached my game development process for my final year project. With time being so scarce with all that internship program and cs studies during the final semester, I knew that I won't be able to create a game that I initially hoped for. So I changed my focus on making a small portion of the world and create all the game systems. It serves as the first step in the direction of my vision, which I will continue to expand into a full game :)

  • James O'Brien
    James O'Brien Year ago +2

    Oh Thomas. Your lighting is so warm and inviting, your manner of speech is always so open, and you've always got good advice. You must be an INFJ.


    This video made me feel good about myself, cuz i do all these things unintentionally and i feel like im going on the right way :)

  • Nick Volino
    Nick Volino Year ago

    Hey Thomas, first video I've seen of yours! This seems like solid advice founded on a basis of experience and I appreciate you sharing it.

  • Universal Gamer Reviews

    Thanks Thomas for that video , I've never thought of pursuing stuff like that. I've always thought of pursuing the getting a reward and that's it never ok next I'll do this. But alot of my goals require that and I think deep down I have that mentality.. .I just lack motivation. I gotta find it, so thanks for that little nugget of information. It made me realize I'm not trying hard enough and not thinking about it the right way.

  • DalleLama
    DalleLama Year ago

    This is good ! I started making music on these thoughts "oh I'm gonna be rich with my tracks" but your 100% right, this is not about making money, this is about making a product while learning. The fun part is to learn ! 😊

  • HouseOf TATH
    HouseOf TATH Year ago

    Definitely helps me sort of understand the value of projects that don't "succeed" in the financial sense but are of ever increasing quality from the perspective of my teams skills.
    Thank you.

  • ChaosMinds
    ChaosMinds Year ago +1

    I love how honest you are in your vids.

  • Code Finest
    Code Finest Year ago +2

    Intersting video, good to hear a different mindset - a lot of ‘inspirational videos’ talk about the opposite points and it’s all short bursts of inspiration rather than a long lasting outcome such as the point you are making. Half-way through the video but I think you’ve swayed your point too me. Thank you I dropped a like

  • Caleb Bennetts
    Caleb Bennetts Year ago

    Hey, man, your videos are always encouraging to my very soul. You must already know this, but you're tapping into some very real and very strong wisdom.

  • klleptic
    klleptic Year ago

    Just...thank you. I think I forget this quite often in my own creative journey, to remember to enjoy the process not getting to that end point. I loved your metaphor of laying down that foundation after each project that helps you build something much larger for yourself. Like even if a project fails or succeeds, in some way you learn from that experience and that goes into your thinking for how your building up this larger foundation and structure for your life. I think that reminder to take a step back and look at that larger picture genuinely brings a lot of clam and mindfulness to what I'm doing in the now.

  • bromberg
    bromberg Year ago +9

    i feel you.
    game dev sucks, sometimes it's more easy when u already have all the abilities and work with a team
    but we gotta get started all alone and that's such thing that makes us think twice and sometimes want to give up

  • Burnished Breeze
    Burnished Breeze Year ago +1

    This guy gives me reality. Like my mind finally opens up when I hear him

  • Retro Fall Games
    Retro Fall Games Year ago

    I think this is this most solid advice I've heard in a while. I keep seeing, get your dream job, or make your dream game. It's not about dreams, it's about reality. And the reality is the daily effort you put into something. I like your metaphor about bricks, you have to lay the foundation.

  • Topia Amr
    Topia Amr Year ago

    I LOVE THIS VIDEO! It made me see things differently. You're an inspiration man! Keep it up! Keep it real!

  • DetroitBecomeDefective

    The thing is, I'm not planning on becoming a full time youtuber(thats my dream) I don't even care whether people watch or not I just love sharing my thoughts, reading the comments I get and meeting new friends.

  • Laurens Bekker
    Laurens Bekker Year ago +2

    Dude I was struggling with this exact problem today. Doubting myself and my dreams. Thanks for this video man.. Came exactly at the right time for me. You got my mind back on track.

  • Chimdalu Onwualu
    Chimdalu Onwualu Year ago +2

    A lot of true entrepreneurs dont think of something, then try to find out how that fits in a bigger equation. They think of really big equation, break it down into smaller equations, then work on one at a time.

  • Koorosh Torabi
    Koorosh Torabi Year ago

    I hope you achieve the success you imagine!
    I found this video very emotional, great work Thomas.

  • Benjamin Youngblade
    Benjamin Youngblade 3 months ago

    Love this. This helped me define my career path and life/values further. Thank you so much Thomas.

  • NotAnimated
    NotAnimated Year ago

    Thanks dude :') you always seem to show the "real life" of indie devs and I really appreciate this way of seeing life :') THANKS again!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend bro!

  • Sophia Mitropoulos

    This is the first video I've seen on your channel and I just have to say I really appreciate the pacing of this- it's delivered like a real honest piece of advice which I think makes it all the more valuable. Not to mention you make some great points, this is awesome.

  • Tech Unicorn
    Tech Unicorn Year ago

    I love that! An entrepreneur looks at the output to the equation as an input to another equation :) that's 10X thinking. Also Pinstripe looks really cool!

  • MB M
    MB M Year ago +131

    When i should be hanging out with friends, I'm rather at home on blender and Unreal. When i am at work i bring my laptop and work on my game. When i sleep, i dream about my game and after i publish the game and i earn bricks and stones, i don't care, it's not about money it's about me having the most fun.

    • Ben
      Ben Year ago +1

      @Lamar Wealthchild that’s not true for everyone. The meaning of life isn’t friends for everyone. The meaning of life for many is the hobby/passion, not friends.

    • Matt Shavo
      Matt Shavo Year ago +2

      Do you never get bored or tired of working on your game? Because in my case I have never finished any project because if I spend too much time in that I see it as a job, or something draining. I've tried video games, apps, music, etc. I really envy people like you xD

    • Rafael Bordoni
      Rafael Bordoni Year ago +3

      This is cool and all, but you should take care of yourself.

    • Lamar Wealthchild
      Lamar Wealthchild Year ago +6

      If you stop hanging out with REAL FRIENDS (witch are hard to find these days) You missed the point of life its self!

    • NorProductions
      NorProductions Year ago +3

      I think part of the aspect he wasnt so fullfilled is that it didnt do to much money to support his family and for all that effort and the added negative emotions this and also having to add content to his YT channel inspired this video...

  • armin soleimani
    armin soleimani 11 months ago

    listening to this was like assembling scattered parts of my ideas and goals in life in one coherent concept. thanks!

  • Adam Osarczuk
    Adam Osarczuk Year ago

    I love you and I love this video. Thanks mane ❤️. Got myself a brick rewarded this past month lol. Totally left leveraging reviews on the table. Excited about the new work I can do now 💪

  • The Dapper Man
    The Dapper Man Year ago

    What a fantastic video! Thank you for your truthfulness and encouraging words!

  • Dusty
    Dusty Year ago

    I’ve been using the brick metaphor for a long time now, cool to see someone else use it. I think of each video published as a brick added to the larger building. Even goes as far as each decision being a step forward to a certain path. Awesome video, really enjoyed this one.

  • Victor Fox
    Victor Fox Year ago

    I totally get what you mean Thomas. You can be confident in your search for improvement and humble enough to know what needs to be improved.

  • Rabeet Makhdoomi
    Rabeet Makhdoomi Year ago +4

    Damn! I'm going through kinda same problem, like I wanted to be this tech genius, I tried programming, and than I wanted to become a game dev, and than into pentesting, and than again into game dev. Every single time I watch a new Clip-Share video, about any of these I just get curious and start learning about it, and than I loose interest.
    Whatever, I'm High Again.

    • Mayor Mayo
      Mayor Mayo Year ago +1

      I mean you can always make a game overtime. It doesn’t have to be a career or anything it could be a hobby

  • mr noodler
    mr noodler 5 months ago

    Awesome video, right on point! I love gamedev, and I will do it no matter how little money I make. I dig the creativity, freedom, and satisfaction of making games! Always so exciting, even when the game's novelty has worn off. When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

  • PozziSoft
    PozziSoft Year ago

    Great vid! I just released my first game Mystic Hammer, and I was really trying to go into it with the right mindset knowing it's near impossible for it to gain massive ground as a solo dev's first project. That part is exceeding my expectations currently, but when I was having a conversation with my wife, I told her about the "brick" so to speak before I even saw this video. The huge accomplishment in my eyes is worth more than money. That is, the tutorials that got me into game development, game dev tv, wanted me to write a blog on their website which is currently under review. It gave legitimacy to me more than sales could. I feel that is the gateway needed for other opportunities and standing out from the crowd. Good luck and hope the new baby is doing well!

  • Juha Niemi
    Juha Niemi Year ago

    Hey Thomas! Really nice video. I liked your metaphors, it gave me inspiration but also something to think about. I do not make games but I make stop motion animation and I think your ideas works well for my field also. Making a film or animation is many times a long process and the “price” from the film is not necessary so amazing. So it is important to love the art form and the making of it. Maybe not all the phases of it though. 😅 Thanks!

  • M a x U c h † h a
    M a x U c h † h a Year ago +1

    It means, there is no sense winning in competition without your family or the people supports you and being humble and having confidence you can make a golden bricks. You made my day Thomas thanks a lot for sharing it.

  • O-Bomb Games
    O-Bomb Games Year ago

    Love it! This video is awesome! I am with you sir. I want to pursue indie games for a career, of course to provide a living for my family, but also to offer me the freedom to create and be artistic in my career and life. Freedom is key and that's not always money! You hit the nail on the head.

  • Jushtice Pius
    Jushtice Pius Year ago

    thank you sir for reminding me about loving the process of it instead of the outcome. Even tho i know about this, its easy to forget about it, especially when you have bills to pay, and making your passion as the main source of money can lead me into depression and discouragement when i don’t see any results “money” manifesting into my life. At the end money is just the byproduct. Until then i just have to figure out other ways of generating income, to support myself and pay my bill. Wish me luck!

  • Martin Rovira
    Martin Rovira Year ago

    Nice to meet your Channel Thomas, the game you made looks very cool, loved the art style and the general dinamic i see. I will be watching your videos from now on, and i hope i can start working on some video game projects. Keep on the nice work!

  • HE360
    HE360 Year ago +5

    My motto has always been follow your dreams but take your brain with you. And follow your dreams but keep money in the bank too.

  • Chevifier
    Chevifier Year ago

    For me, enjoying the process is seeing my creations come to life through coding. But having 2 jobs kinda limits how much i can do as any given point. Ive finished college for a while now. Majored in Graphic Design, but im stuck between creating a substantial portfolio or focusing on creating games.

  • Forger of Fantasies
    Forger of Fantasies Year ago +1

    Thanks for not only the advice but for the little inside in what's going on in your soul and brain! That motivated me and shook me awake at the same time. Thanks again, this video was awesome, so thumb's up!

  • BabyPhannum6 Ent.

    Best video I ever watch... this literally what I discovered last week ... there isn’t a big prize in the end just b happy and do what you feel is right for you . Their isn’t a big prize in our dreams just b happy .

  • Bennersftw
    Bennersftw Year ago

    Love me some Thomas Brush! Keep at it bro, you're an important role model for many!
    Be well!

  • Max O'Didily
    Max O'Didily Year ago +2

    5:00 I couldn't agree with this more, I started a Pokemon Card eBay store back in April, I funded it by selling old cards I collected 10 years ago, I used that money to invest in sealed product and was able to sell that for more, I continued to operate in this cycle. A combination of buying the right sealed products and the boom Pokemon Cards had over the summer allowed my shop to grow expidentally. If you asked me back in April if I would be comfortable spending £500 if I saw a bargin, I would've laughed. Now I do and it feels normal. Also, great video!

  • Giovanni
    Giovanni Year ago +2

    when i read the title i thought it would've been some de-motivational video for some reason but I also knew that it couldn't be just that so I clicked. Found myself agreeing with pretty much every point, thought of the "brick foundation" metaphor before you even explained what you'd do with that brick. Good job on the whole structuring of the video

  • Jermaine Miller
    Jermaine Miller Year ago +1

    Hey Thomas, I wanna thank u for ur motivation man. U gave me the spark to finally start vlogging for my Clip-Share channel. Respect!

  • Crypto Mike
    Crypto Mike Year ago

    Man, one of the most inspiring videos on youtube.. Great Job dude. Thank you


    You just make me realize some stuff of myself that i was trying to figure out for years mate. Thx alot. I was always seeing those "brick" as a downside of my life. Its sounds stupid but,, you just made my day mate . Great video 👍😊

  • Legends of Liondale Official

    I learn really much from your videos and tutorial, and I thank you allot for all your help

  • Kemmy Oluwo
    Kemmy Oluwo Year ago

    It’s okay to ask. Have a mentor. Learn from others and get help.
    Be humble and appreciate the process and it continues to maintaining it.
    And it all starts from shadowing someone or getting a job in that field.

  • LeonhartGR
    LeonhartGR Year ago +1

    Well done! You managed to dominate your own world! That's a great start!