One of the things I hear from people all the time is, "How can I be more creative" or "I'm just not very creative".
The truth is we are all creative. We were all born with an incredibly creative mind. Children are some of the most imaginative people around. Trouble is we lose some of this as we get older.
Now creativity is best described as being on a continuum and where we fall on that continuum depends on what it is that we are trying to be creative at. So for example, I may be further to the left in the art making continuum, but waay over to the right when it comes to fiction writing.
So why is this? It's mostly has to do with how much time and attention you give something. Yes, raw talent does play a role in how well you execute something. So I may naturally be a good drawer, but if I don't practice my creativity, all I'll be is a good drawer. Not more creative.
Here is an infographic I created that outlines the differences between people who claim to be creative vs. those who say they are not creative. Feel free to share and I'd love to hear your thoughts on this subject.