The goal is to matter to those you serve.
You can’t matter unless:
You create work. (Which requires time, energy, resources.)
You ship your work. (To have the guts to publish. Send it to ten friends you care about.)
Your ideas spread. (Someone has to read what you wrote.)
You have the resiliency to ride the storm.
You have the imagination to see a world of possibility.
You have vulnerability. (Someone is bound to reject it.)
You have ran out of excuses. (Time and money are not excuses.)