I think one main reason for artists that are compelled to make art is that you simply have to, it's like instinct. You just do it and sometimes you don't even know why.
It is unfortunate for some humans that have a will and a want but they just sit idle and don't execute. You have this one life that is pretty short and the time to get up off your ass and do shit is NOW.
I often say to others in my field:
" tattooing is the MOST important thing in the world, and at the same time, tattooing is NOT the most important thing".
On another note, I finally received my green belt in karate. Only took me a year and half but I got it and I have the good excuse of having a baby and running a shop. One more step closer to black and weapons training!