For an artist or creative soul, fewer things are ever in shorter supply than moments of inspiration. But you know we all know that old quote: "Success is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration." I think it's important to not wait around for inspiration to strike to actually do something creative. It has to be routine, like almost a chore, that once you get in the habit, you will do it continually, and continually improve at it. Life should be a journey of consistent excellence.
I don't want to settle. And I think the only way to not settle is to be comfortable with myself, so comfortable that I'm able to do almost anything I want without the need for company or the inhibitions that people would normally have about trying something new alone, and without companionship, support, or someone they know to try it with them. 'New' should be a little bit scary and a lot exciting, not the other way around.
I need to organize my life, I need to find that energy that will put me at a better place, in a better environment. I need to revel in the sweat of productivity, and the satisfaction of progress. I must push forward because it makes me feel good. The long haul will be possible no other way.