“Being creative is not a once-in-a while sort of thing. It is an everyday thing, a job with its own routines. That’s why writers, for example, like to establish a routine for themselves. The most productive ones get started early in the morning and not yet polluted by other people’s words. They might set a goal – 1,500 words or stay at their desk until noon – but the real secret is that they do this everyday. They do not waver. This is no different for any creative individual whether it’s a painter finding his way to the easel or a medical researcher returning to the laboratory. The routine is as much a part of the creative process as the lightning bolt of inspiration (perhaps more).And it is available to everyone. If creativity is a habit, then the best creativity is a result of good work habits. They are the nuts and bolts of dreaming.” Being creative is when the phones aren’t ringing and their minds are rested After a while, it becomes a habit.
Twyla Tharp, American Dancer and Choreographer
SOURCE: “The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life!" By Twyla Tharp, Simon & Schuster, 2003