Just like learning something new like biking or driving, creativity takes some time to develop into a polished skill. You need to put in a lot of effort and time to convert it into a mental habit. Here, you'll learn a couple of things on inculcating innovation in your life.
It is important that you do what you want to do instead of listening to everyone around you. Just follow your heart and don't permit other people opinion to sway you. You cannot afford to let your sweat and your seconds go waste only in order to get an original idea across to people. It's not worth it. More so because people will usually be unappreciative and disapproving of your idea, and if all the genius people born over the world had paid heed to the people around them, we'd probably still have the old era going on.
You must make sure to take out some time for it. This does not mean, at all, that you consider resigning from your job. You'll need to manage your time really well but with strict self-control, you'll learn to find time for everything.
You must take out time for exercise like walking or running. Exercising releases endorphins which relax you mentally. So you feel fresh, and are open to any original ideas.
Write down your dreams since they are almost amazing in the sense that they stem from your subconscious and often have nothing to do with what you think or do. They are a subtle clue of the creativity within you. If you write them down, you may be able to let your creativity out.
You must also discover your individualistic technique. Just like the distinctiveness of two artists' painting styles or by the poet's words. You have to be original and unique as people will also appreciate more if you stand out because of your chain of thought. It enables them to value you.
Also, never get distracted by the various tools and gadgets available today. A good artist can produce a marvelous painting with kind of paint set and the author can pen down a great story with the cheapest of pens. Did you know that the initial draft of the first part of Harry Potter was mostly on tissue papers? JK Rowling still made it well, did she? Similarly, even a great camera is useless if the photograph is taken carelessly. In fact, an artist tries to reduce his tools to a bare minimum by working out what helps and what does.
You should be passionate about what you want? You need to keep the fire alight in your heart to achieve anything. You must absolutely find that something without which you find difficult to breathe. You'll be surprised to know that there are times when people with talent get surpassed by people with enthusiasm. It was said by Ellen Degeneres that if you weren't doing something you wanted to do, then it meant that you never really wanted to do it, which strikes true. Passion can drive you into achieving what you desire.
As far as any concern about inspiration goes, you have to accept that it cannot be forced to materialise. It can come with the help of reading self-improvement products. You might find inspiration in the middle of a transit standing in the metro! If you don't want to lose ideas that strike you from the blue, keep a writing pad and pen to put it down before it begins to fade. You cannot let an idea go waste.
Reading this article, I hope, will shine more creativity on you. You must remember though, that it is for yourself that you are working hard and not for appeasing others. However, when others do notice, it will be apprec gratifying.