Here’s some great advice from someone who has been there and done all that- long ago. Seth Godin. The author of many best sellers, Seth gives his advice to authors in a 2006 blog post which is worth reading/re-reading, as the case may be.
Many a saying has inspired people over generations. In the Indian Army, one of the most inspirational has been The Chetwode Motto. “The safety, honour and welfare of your country come first, always and every time. The honour, comfort and welfare of the men you command comes next. Your own ease, comfort and safety, come last always and every time”.