One of the most common interview questions that I hear asked to successful creatives is: “How do you get inspired?”
Inevitably, the answer is disappointing because it’s always the same: You combine inputs from the external world (through travel, books, or film) with your inner world (feelings, experiences, and knowledge) to create something unique to you.
Most of us have ideas all the time. They pop up in our conversations, dreams, and journals.
The question is whether we remember them when we need them.
A better question is: What techniques, routines, or habits do you use to remember and refine your best ideas?
Then you’ll have a list of exercises to try.