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This John Carmack’s quote is worth remembering:

“Putting creativity on a pedestal can also be an excuse for laziness.\ There is a lot of cultural belief that creativity comes from inspiration, and\ can’t be rushed. Not true. Inspiration is just your subconscious putting things\ together, and that can be made into an active process with a little introspection.\ Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and\ just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which\ way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.” - John Carmack