Creators don’t “get” good ideas.
What they get are a bunch of unproven, untested, unexposed, and undeveloped ideas that they choose to take a chance on. In the process of expressing, executing, editing, and experimenting with those ideas, some of them turn out to be good. But the goodness always lies on the other side of the work.
There’s simply no such thing as passively “getting a good idea” without being practically involved in the process of clarifying one’s concepts through creative action.
Critical thinking is essential, but a thinker will never get very far until he learns to philosophize through participation.
Creativity isn’t about waiting until one happens to get a good idea; it’s about getting good at making ideas happen.