Second, it is best to have wide knowledge of your field and other fields, giving your brain more possible associations and connections.
Third, to keep this process alive, you must never settle into complacency, as if your initial vision represents the endpoint. You must cultivate profound dissatisfaction with your work and the need to constantly improve your ideas, along with a sense of uncertainty—you are not exactly sure where to go next, and this uncertainty drives the creative urge and keeps it fresh. Any kind of resistance or obstacle that crosses your path should be seen as yet another chance to improve your work.
Finally, you must come to embrace slowness as a virtue in itself. When it comes to creative endeavors, time is always relative.
Mastery by Robert Greene