Thinking out of the box is easy to say... but so hard to do, when your perception is framed by it.
One of the classic strategies - cutting yourself of from retreat and starting (again) from where you stand
Sketching up the situation when you find yourself stuck on an remote island, only with the company of a stranded checkout desk (....happens all the time )
It could feel sometimes like we have an inner - outer conflict switch, sending our thoughts in one direction or the other
From optimizing resources to finding the easiest way out, there are many ways and understandings of why and how to "cut corners"
The more the better, gadgets, apps, gear and what-ever that can be a little lighter, smarter, faster and more technological advanced... to fulfill us
Learning to do something well by long time of practice and building up an expertise in a certain field might be one of the most fulfilling feelings