Make something today. Don’t think about making something. Don’t plan out how to make something. Don’t tell someone you are going to make something. Actually make something today.
There are lots of people out there that look at people who have made something, directed a film, written a book, drawn a comic, any number of things, and often I hear them say, “I just need someone to give me a chance to do something like that. When will I get my chance?” The thing is, true creators don’t wait to be given a chance. They must create. They must make things. They must express themselves. You can’t stop someone who must create. No one can. Almost all the great innovators and artists of the world have created because they must. They have no choice. They may have had some opportunities come along that are unique, or acted as a catalyst to launching their career, but those lucky breaks only happened because they were prepared for them. After all, luck is really just the intersection of opportunity and preparedness.
So today, rather than thinking about what you want to do, or talking about doing something, actually do something. Creation is often fueled by momentum, so get started on something. Even if you only get a little bit done today, it will be more than you had to start and will almost surely help to propel you towards continuing to make something tomorrow.