Finding inspiration sounds very magical - sometimes it is. Other times you must fight for it. That's what I've been doing the last couple of days. I have a big deadline approaching. The project is nothing I've ever done before. Not only is it my first time out of the gate but the work must be superb. It must be better than I've done up to this point. There's no room for mediocrity. Not that there ever is, really. But there are times when there just isn't any wiggle room. You must excel in an arena where others are experienced and you are not. You must compete on that level your first time out. No excuses. You must be relentless in your pursuit.
Do you know what it is you pursue? This project is not my pursuit. It's a big step but it is not what I ultimately seek. I think it's important to identify your steps as steps and not your pursuit. You must never lose sight of the truth of your motivation/drive. That is your pursuit. And if you are truthful about that drive your pursuit will never end. That drive will always push you to be better. A better person. A better artist (or whatever it is YOU are). You will instinctively follow it deeper and deeper. When you keep the the pursuit pure you enjoy even the hardest days of the journey (aka life) because you know, at the end of those days, you've grown into something just a little bit better.