progress is made with constraints and accountability
Jake Parker said that in one of his videos, constraints so there's some kind of structure to it, and accountability so you don't just let yourself off the hook
your creative push interview
at 17 min in talks about being inspired by someone doing a 365 photography project. Before he was inspired he was just idly taking photos that weren't satisfying his vision, but he didn't have a reason to work hard to make the art he wanted to make. So his goal became "take a photos every single day, and try and get better every single day". The challenge gave him the framework to improve. As creatives we love the idea but hate the hard work, but have to combine them to get stuff done. So he always has a time based project (usually 52 week themed project, like the alphabet project every 2 weeks shoot something on next letter). It's not hard to create good photos, you can have the skills and tools, but if you don't have a purpose in creating an image (like an overall project) you lose sight of your motivation and feel more and more resistance.