I didn't have much of a work ethic when I began my first apprenticeship after college. I was easy distracted. I had a sense of entitlement and lacked the confidence to see a future filled with opportunity. Luckily I had a professor who saw a shred of talent and pushed me into an apprenticeship for scenic art. My first year I floundered through, mostly focused on the social aspects of the theatrical community. Luckily, I had a boss who kicked my ass (not physically), held me accountable, and forced me to understand the importance of being responsible.