Kre8ivity, what is it?

You cannot use up creativity. The more you use the more you have. Maya Angelou

Creativity is…

Carl Rodgers (psychologist an writer) -- The emergence of a novel, relational product, growing out of the uniqueness of the individual.

John Haefele (CEO and entrepreneur) -- The ability to make new combinations of social worth.

H. H. Fox (scientist) -- Any thinking process in which original patterns are formed and expressed.

Rollo May (writer, philosopher) - Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being.

Roger von Oech - Creative thinking involves imagining familiar things in a new light, digging below the surface to find previously undetected patterns, and finding connections among unrelated phenomena.

According to Charles Kettering it could be said that creativity is like a cat chasing its tail. In the act of creating or in solving problems in creative ways we often go round and round in endless circles wanting to pounce on an idea. Sometimes the answer or solution is right before our eyes but we can't see it. In order to find the solution, find the missing piece, solve the problem, we need to just look at something familiar in a new and different way.

What metaphor would you use to define Creativity?