Creativity is not the clever rearranging of the known – Viola Spolin (again)
But don’t we fallible humans often wish it was? So much training and education is packaged to spare us the discomfort of entering into uncertainty. Likewise most “innovation processes” seem to be sold on avoiding that discomfort too.
I would rate myself as at least averagely cowardly so I have to keep remind myself, working with others, that some of the best stuff happens on the edge of our comfort zone.