Adam Attas claims that creativity is not a switch, that generating creative outputs is not something one can control on a whim. I agree, but I believe that allowing oneself the space and patience to allow creativity to flourish is a choice that can be controlled, or switched on.
Painting is a passion of mine and most of the time I find it really hard to think of interesting ideas and put them onto the canvas the way I see them in my head. I am much too scared to be vulnerable and try a new technique that ultimately may not work out in my favor. What if the painting comes out really ugly and I hate it? What if the disappointment I feel causes me to lose inspiration to continue painting? The patience necessary to be vulnerable is what really matters in this situation; so, switch on the patience.