If I can execute some form of expression that represents a marked
technical, artistic or spiritual improvement over what's gone before.
If the making, showing or discussion of a work increases the bandwidth
between myself and other like-minded individuals.
If the finger pointing at the moon really does have something to say
about the moon.
Consistency of vision and execution
If the image in my head when I release the shutter either matches or at
least is as pleasing as the final print.