Albert was right on: creativity takes a smart mind. It’s the ability to make connections. It’s marrying two disconnected ideas into something better. It’s taking complex information and creating a simple solution.
Being creative is far from easy, and it’s not something you can switch on or off. Creative ideas sometimes come when you least expect it. It comes from your past experiences. An idea is a hodge podge of what you know, what you have read, what you have seen and what you have heard.
It’s taking something you already know and changing it to fit your needs.