I really like this definition of creativity, nabbed from dictionary.com and adapted with my tweaks:
“The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, and relationships, and generate meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations.”
This definition clearly captures that creativity is about grappling something that is stagnant and encumbered by tradition, morphing and adding value. A spark of genius. A bit of joy. A new possibility. A sense of wonder. A novel work.
Being creative is about bringing new solutions to old problems, fresh perspectives and aha moments. It’s about new connections. Heck it’s really about all things new. It’s the essential component of innovation, perhaps even a synonym in some respects.