If you don’t have motivation to create something, one of the best things to do is find another work that has already been completed and ask yourself how you can put your spin on it and recreate it in an all new way. There’s nothing wrong with disassembling and reverse engineering a work that you love and respect, and finding a way that you can make it your own.
Why is it the case that entrepreneurs are endorsed and encouraged when they find a better way of doing something that other people have already done — while creatives are told to be original and unique and criticised when their work echoes another?
When you’re trying to maintain the motivation you need to finish a project, don’t look to other people as gurus. Find their best advice, sure. Follow their best advice, they probably know better than you. But don’t think that they’re Gods, remember that they were imperfect too. They were just like you.