"Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner." Walt Disney
What do you think would have happened had Walt Disney not acted on his doodling on the train that day? Do you think Mickey Mouse would have popped into his mind's eye another day?
It's not always easy to stay open to new possibilities when we're rushing around in our daily lives. Even when inspiration strikes it's hard to recognize it and act.
I always had the best "aha" moments on my 2 hour commute on the LIRR to NYC. I don't miss the commute but I do miss the those inspirational moments.