You are passionate about something. Passion alone is not enough and a certain amount of discipline is brought by outside money. So if you want to pursue a dream, don't do it with your own money. A venture capitalist will ensure you focus on the right things. You need to be held accountable and you should not be doing random work. The success of early stage companies depends on capital and access to advice and networks such as what TiE Charter Members offer. ( Only available for the members)