A nicely stated example of where creativity comes from. Skills are achievable if it is something you want. But finding something you want can be difficult for some people because the wanting may not be enough to get you through the time it takes to begin to see the skill emerge.
This is really about education and how hard it is to manage for other people. I learned many years ago that training people on computer applications is wasted time unless they have something they want or need to do with that application.
This is just the way we work.