The one thing that sparks creativity more than anything else is your ability to will yourself to start creating even when you don’t feel like it.
The most dangerous myth in the arts is that creativity comes out of nowhere, like a divine spark of lightning that hits the lucky few who happen to be at the right place at the right time.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
And nothing could be more disempowering.
The most creative people in the world aren’t those who feel the most inspired, they are those who are creating constantly, regardless of how they feel.
Even if they don’t feel “creative,” they will themselves into action.
By simply getting behind a piano and hitting some keys, they set forces into motion that compel them to finish what they started.
The simple act of getting started is the key because 99% of the time, motivation and inspiration come after you start.
Don’t wait for the moment when you feel motivated and inspired - will yourself into that state.
Simply put: creativity is a habit.
The more you will yourself to create, the stronger the habit gets and the more creative you become.