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One of the biggest tips on acting you'll need to carry you through your career is this: You must love what you do. True acting is an art form, not a vehicle toward fame. As an artist, you'll need conviction in your craft and an unwavering love for theater and film.
Once you begin to see acting as just another way to get attention or earn money, you've lost the battle. You'll become frustrated at the first setback. Treat acting like an art and yourself as an artist. That way your lifetime work will be satisfying, regardless of outward "success."