It is great to use new, unique, or amazingly infrequent experiences for creative inspiration. It’s loads of fun to be able to justify doing something out of the ordinary in the spirit of enhancing your creative ideas.
That is why riding roller coasters used to be at the top of my list of ways to clear my mind and trigger new creative ideas.
And that is the problem about building your creative inspiration around new, unique, and infrequent experiences: by definition, these experiences happen only once, at worst, or with long gaps of time in between, at best.
Who can afford to have had your last creative ideas in 2008?
Finding Creative Ideas from Daily Life
So beyond high intensity creative inspiration experience that come along (or we engineer), it’s vital to develop your ability to be find creative ideas from the environments, people, and things in your daily life.
That means working to discover creative inspiration each day from your:
- Friends and family (both IRL and on social networks)
- The content you consume regularly – books, music, television, comics, magazines, newspapers, etc.
- Your workplace
- Your home
- The drive to and from work
Cultivating a Steady Stream of Creative Ideas
When you are able to mine the creative inspiration from your daily life, you’ll have a steady stream of creative ideas. Plus, you will be even that much more ready for the creatively incredible experience that comes along every few months or years! – Mike Brown
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