Walter Russel, originator of the term ‘New Age’, was a very enlightened person when it came to creativity.
Russel’s creativity grew into genius when he began to recognize what made other creative people into geniuses: the ability to generate a great amount of ideas.
Russel learned that all successful, creative geniuses try to produce a waterfall of ideas and work that is constantly flowing, rather than a leaky faucet of ideas which is turned off from time to time.
As Russel once said:
Every successful man [or woman] or great genius has three particular qualities in common. The most conspicuous of these is that they all produce a prodigious amount of work. The second is that they never know fatigue. And the third is that their minds grow more brilliant as they grow older, instead of less brilliant. Great men’s lives begin at forty, where the mediocre man’s life ends. The genius remains an ever-flowing fountain of creative achievement until the very last breath he draws.
Try not to take this quote the wrong way. Russel wasn’t trying to say that creative geniuses have constantly flowing creativity naturally, but instead Russel is saying that true creative geniuses produce ideas constantly out of habit… whether or not the ideas are great, successful, mediocre, crummy, or just downright stupid, creative geniuses produce idea after idea after idea.
Eventually your creativity will get use to producing ideas, to the point where you may not have to try anymore - thus becoming a creative genius. And the more ideas you come up with, the more likely you are to find a truly remarkable one.