If I ask you if you think you are creative, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Your answer is probably based on whether you have any \u201cartistic skills\u201d or not. In general, we tend to equate only the arts with creativity. For example, if there were an interesting painting nearby, you would certainly call it creative. But do you find your mom\u2019s cooking creative? Do you find a campaign carried out to benefit people in the society creative? Many of us don\u2019t. However, creative simply means, \u201ccreating something out of nothing.\u201d\r\n\r\nBut wait a second, are you curious to know why most people think they aren\u2019t creative or don\u2019t think innovatively? The fact is they are creative but don\u2019t even realize it. Every person is creative in his or her own specific field or way. Some people might adamantly say they are not creative, but that\u2019s just not true. According to Oxford Dictionary, creativity is \u201crelating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something.\u201d We all do this, don\u2019t we? Even if it\u2019s not an active goal, we do this every day. Let\u2019s open up our minds, look around, and explore the creativity that already exists in our daily lives.\r\n\r\nIn the book A Whack on the Side of the Head, author Ron Von Oech shares a story from when he was in high school. His teacher drew a small chalk dot on the blackboard and asked, \u201cWhat is this?\u201d As it was an obvious answer, one person simply said it\u2019s a chalk spot on the blackboard. The teacher exclaimed, \u201cI am surprised!\u201d She said, \u201cI did the same exercise in the kindergarten school and they came up with fifty different things it could be: an owl\u2019s eye, a cigar butt, a pebble, a star, a squashed bug, a rotten egg, and so on. They had a wide range of imaginative answers.\u201dWhy do you think the kindergartners could look at the black spot in fifty different ways? Children don\u2019t know what a mental block is! Hence, they have an open mindset and are able to look at things in different ways. As we grow up we fill our mental space, unconsciously blocking our ability to see things differently.\r\n\r\nNow you know what a mental block can do! Next time tell yourself, \u201cYes, I\u2019m creative and I will look at things or problems in different ways.\u201d You will see the difference in yourself and every thing you approach will give you the best results possible.