As creative humans, we are on the perpetual search for inspiration. We wait for events to happen; to bear witness to incredible accomplishments, or to simply look at other things from a different perspective.
Inspiration isn't the answer, though.
Whenever inspiration strikes, it should be the ignition for an even greater drive.
Whatever it is that we're creating is often deeply rooted in a problem we are trying to solve. The best innovators in the world tend to scratch their own itch by alleviating their own troubles. When the pain point is actually felt by the creator, it's a constant reminder. The reminder serves as the much-needed inspiration.