We often think there is only one way, or two, to do something.
If we try that one way and it doesn’t work out, we say we’ve tried everything, when in fact we’ve only tried a couple of options.
How many different choices do you give yourself before giving up? Two? Three? Five?
What if on the sixth or seventh try you would hit the nail on the head and get it just right?
Haven’t you short changed yourself?
If you can’t think of any more options for a given situation, then ask for help. Find someone who is not emotionally vested in the situation to look at thing from a different perspective and see they can give you a completely new way to look at it.