Knowing a little of everything
One thing that separates the great innovators from everyone else is that they seem to know a lot about a wide variety of topics. They are expert generalists. Their wide knowledge base supports their creativity.
As it turns out, there are two personality traits that are key for expert generalists: Openness to Experience and Need for Cognition.
If you are not willing to do something new, then it’s hard to be creative.
Creativity often requires drawing analogies between one body of knowledge and another.
Via 99u.com - Picasso, Kepler, and the Benefits of Being an Expert Generalist ;