John London, famous novelist and journalist, had strong opinions about inspiration.
The quote, You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club., is attributed to him, but the actual quote is much more elaborate:
Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don’t get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.
Inspiration doesn’t come from the heavens; it comes from our surroundings.
It comes from searching, from being open to unusual experiences and being able to connect information in a way that’s beyond face value.
Inspiration is surrounding us; we just have to be willing to work hard to find it.