Monty Oum was the Bruce Lee of Digital Arts. That was the man who never slowed down, who always wanted his artistic life to be efficient, quick and as productive as possible. He was literally a personification of motivation and determination, here are some of his best lines:
Time stops for no one and I have no time to stop.
If you are looking to surpass your current self, then be prepared to sacrifice part of who you are and don't look back.
Which software to use? It's not the tools you use, it's how you use them. I guess the best tip for beginners would be to really just start and do it. Keep moving forward...
The World looks very different, when you push yourself every second you've got.
Can you match my resolve? If so then you will Succeed. I believe that the human spirit is indomitable. If you endeavor to achieve, it will happen given enough resolve. It may not be immediate, and often your greater dreams is something you will not achieve within your own lifetime. The effort you put forth to anything transcends yourself, for there is no futility even in death.