-For me, the important thing to remember when it comes to inspiration is to keep working. -My tip for finding inspiration is to go back and look at the work you created when you first started before you got paid to create. -When I’m in search of inspiration, honestly, I look to my friendships.
As a writer, I am in constant search for inspiration. Sometimes it comes to me out of the blue, but for the most part, I have to work hard for it. If only the solution were as simple as flipping a switch! Having creativity exercises on deck might just serve to unleash your creativity.
So making songs now that I know aren’t going to be heard by anybody else, it is an interesting thing. Because I think you have to do that now as an artist. I really do. —Donald Glover, Grantland interview
Creativity is fragile: it needs to be fed enough inspiration, but not too much, for consuming an excessive amount of information may destroy its delicate balance. It needs space to grow, but should not be forced, for mechanical work may lead to lifeless output.