Motivation ebbs and flows. It is fickle and short-lasting.
So we can’t wait for the muse to compel us to work. As Chuck Close said, “inspiration is for amateurs.”
However, what we can do is develop a passion for something, fire up our grit to push through crap (criticism, rejection, assholes, and pressure), and give ourselves permission to act like the finishers did before us.
It is discipline that converts information into actionable items. We learn nothing until we put knowledge and possibility into use.