When was the last time you accomplished something and felt amazing, in magic? Or which of such times do you most vividly remember? Of course getting a great reaction, booking a high-end gig, such 'victories' are brilliant, but they are big. I'm more interested here in knowing about the victories so small that it seems insignificant, but it made you believe in working for something till the end. Maybe it was the first time you started nailing push off double lifts as if it was a piece of cake, or when you finally got a retention vanish down so good that you fooled yourself. Maybe it was that time when you finally created a trick on your own, or that time when after days of pain in your fingers, you suddenly realised that you can do the Pinky Count in your sleep, or the pirouette just happened? Write it down, I want to read about them! Ultimately they're the ones that make the journey fascinating. Secondly, what do you read, watch, listen to or do when you feel down about your magic, when you feel as if you're never going to be as good as a particular somebody else, or that you have no creativity or raw skills? I'm not talking of the times when you're bored with magic, but of the times when you wish so hard that your magic was better that you start looking down upon yourself (which is never good, even in life). You feel terribly demotivated. What do you do then? What would you advise yourself if that ever happens to you again, or if you're certain it'll never happen again, what advise would you go back and give to your discouraged self? Please reply Thank You!