Many creative people apparently believe or subscribe to the idea that “inspiration” must strike so that we can be creative, regardless of how motivated we may feel about our creative work. Do you believe it?
More important: How have you tested your belief?
What conditions make that spark of “inspiration” more likely to happen? Is inspiration the same as flow?
What is inspiring to your creativity? Do you always need it so you can create?
What if you don’t feel inspired? What have you tried as a jumpstart or a hack to inspiration and found useful in helping you be more creative? What has been less helpful? Counterproductive?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with inspiration as prerequisite for creativity. Mainly I am asking because I’m not so sure I buy into the whole scenario. Should I?