If there’s anything my path can help people understand, it’s that you can have joy in the work, as opposed to, “I need an agent, I want to walk the carpets, I want the magazines, I want to be Issa Rae, I want to be Donald Glover, I want to be Ava. None of that [success] happened to them because they wanted to be anyone else. It all happened because we were focused and enjoyed the process. Don’t be on the grind for the fame. That’s fleeting; who cares. Be on the grind for the joy.
-Ava Duvernay said in The Atlantic about working for the right reasons.