Tools of the Trade
It's often said that, "it's not the size of the boat, it's how you row it", and well, although that could be applied to many different situations, what I'm talking about here is work.
What separates a lot of people in this world is
1. their willingness to work, and
2. the possibilities they see when given something to work on / with.
Creatives are only limited by their imaginations, and what that comes down to is what they can think of, and how they can execute that idea with what's in front of them.
People can have all the resources in the world, but if they don't put their own mind to use and their own hands to work, then nothing (or at least nothing good) would ever get done.
You don't have to be the smartest or even the most creative, you just have to be original.
Likewise, you don't have to have the most expensive gear, or even all the gear necessary, you just have to think outside of the box and make what you have work for you.