If you haven't much to show for this year yet, there is still enough time left in 2023 for it to be "the year that changed it all" for you. What is today you going to do for tomorrow you?
Things change. That's what they do. Being afraid of change is like being afraid of death. They are both inevitable, so you might as well get comfortable with them.
I want to be a builder of new things until the end. I enjoy the freedom and the security of the things we have built, but I don't want to spend all day "protecting my comfortable situation."
We each have our own type of intelligence based on our bodies, our experiences, and our instinctual response to external stimulus.
But what I think will be truly magical, and what I think will cause humans to possibly earn the right to be a multi-planet species, is when our culture comes to fully recognize, respect, and focus on developing the multitudes of different intelligences.
Start something. SOMETHING. ANYTHING. Do something... for a while.
Work. Learn. Grow. Repeat. Happiness.
Here is the thing, and I don't mean for this to be a heavy burden, but... The Universe needs you to be striving. Striving to be a better: human, dad, mom, business person, neighbor, etc.
The only way to lead is by example, and that means being better. I want to live in a universe where you expect greatness from me, and I expect greatness from you.
Not as a contest among mortals, but as extreme ownership mutually shared among divine beings.
Everything is a choice, even if you deny that you are choosing. Everything is changing, even as you struggle in vain to keep it the same. So, acknowledge that you are choosing... and know that with each choice you step closer to that person. Every time you choose to do the hard thing, you are stepping towards being the person who isn't afraid of hard things.