I just threw myself into what I wanted....Then I just persisted. I didn't take the rejection personally and I did stuff for myself....Good advice, Tara.
I just keep putting myself out there, trying new stuff, learning from my mistakes and growing.
Leave it to me to take up a calling (voice acting and writing) that requires a thick skin and the ability to put up with a hundred people saying "NO" before getting to that one "YES."
But Tara has great advice.
Also, two words come to mind: "psychotic persistence."