There are such things as born-brilliants, overnight successes, instant superstars – and they account for about .000001% of all people working consistently in entertainment. The overwhelming and vast majority of writers, producers, directors and actors put in their 10,000 hours and then some, to get work and keep working. Among those dedicated artisans, I’ve found that nearly all of them have four major attributes in common, and the way I discuss these attributes might surprise you. Spoiler alert: none involve luck. Apply these principles, gather these resources and your success won’t just be closer, but the way you approach it will never be the same.