nspiration doesn’t visit — inspiration is created.
Creativity is empowering. It doesn’t happen to you; it’s a process you’re involved in, using every part of your brain and yourself to imagine something new.
We used to talk about the left brain/right brain distinction, that certain people are creative and certain people are analytical. It’s completely untrue.
The real science is: Creativity uses all of the parts of your brain to form a full idea. It happens to everyone and it demands the involvement of the entire you. A discussion of a creativity study published on the Scientific American blog breaks it down like this:
“The key to understanding the neuroscience of creativity lies not only in knowledge of large-scale networks, but in recognizing that different patterns of neural activations and deactivations are important at different stages of the creative process.”
The creativity process takes all of your best efforts.
Waiting for inspiration is procrastination. Actual inspiration, actual creativity, is a process that lights up your mind.