Here is an excerpt from an email I have sent to a friend some time ago. Who he is (obviously a Gentoo developer) and what the context was is of no importance. I thought some of you may find it inspirational.
[...] What I did that day wasn’t and still isn’t in any rulebook. It might even have been considered by some as interventionism, and I’m sure some complained about it in my back. But it had to be done and was done in a nice and jolly manner. We all cheered, drank and laughed.
My point is the following. Stop hiding behind rules and processes. Whatever it is, do it for the hell of it, because it has to be done and is what is good for Gentoo. Do it because it’s fun. Do it because you’ll end up helping people and pleasing them. But do it, don’t hide like you were hiding that day [...]