I get my ideas from a retired colonel in Hampshire and he gets his from a lady who runs the post office in north Devon. Where she gets them from I don’t know.
… it’s important that your conscious mind isn’t over-stimulated by challenging tasks or engaging conversations that are totally unrelated to your creative problem. If it is, your unconscious will think you’re not really that interested in finding a solution to the problem.
Anecdotal evidence shows that the majority of people get their best ideas when they are off-guard and least expect it.
You can’t guarantee that you’ll come up with a great idea; all you can do is to create the conditions for creativity to happen.
It’s like planting a seed in your garden. You just plant it in good soil and make sure it gets plenty of water and sun.