"To every man there comes a time in his lifetime, that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered that chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a challenge if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for that work."
Actually, I think Winston Churchill said it first. In Malcolm Gladwell's book "The Outliers," he talks about being in the right place at the right time; Wozniak, Jobs, Ellison, Gates - to name a few. Had they not been born where and when they were, would they have been as innovative with or without the tools at their disposal? If J. S. Bach were alive today, would he be creating fuddy-duddy long hair music or embracing the technology and style of today? Would church music be his full time career or a supplement to a state job?
I'm going to go sit on my deck with a cup of coffee among the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees in the sun up above. That's where I need to be. I'm ready for it.