When looking for that productive or creative edge it can be helpful to cast your gaze backward. Reading biographies and autobiographies can be a great way to find the insight you need to generate the motivation you need to complete a project, tweak your own workflow, or develop the habits that will help you do great work.
In addition to reading biographies (the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin or Charles Darwin are good, and free, places to start), sites like The Paris Review (interviews with artists and writers), Writers on Process (interviews with songwriters), and Getting History Done can provide convenient packages of inspiration.
Your specific work or job may be relatively new but the raw habits, routines, and best practices have been developed by remarkable people for generations. Tap into history for a new level of success.