You can convince yourself that no idea is big enough, or ambitious enough to satisfy you.
You can convince yourself that you must get published by that big NYC publishing house to have "made it".
You can convince yourself that you must be on Broadway or in that big regional theatre to be considered a real actor.
It seems like a logical line of thinking.
But it can also be a trap. A huge trap. It can stop you from putting your most meaningful art into the world because you are busy seeking permission and a platform from others. It can lead to a life where you put the power in the hands of everyone else instead of where the power belongs . . . in your hands.
Don't get me wrong, I love big ideas. I also understand that big ideas often require help from a lot of other people.
But you shouldn't only have big art ideas. You should also have small ideas. You should have ideas and projects you can execute on your own or with a small team. No permission required.
Ideally those small projects will give you the leverage and credibility you need to pull off the big ideas.
But only if you start now.