In my exploration of creativity I decided to read "Orbiting the Giant Hairball, A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace", by Gordon MacKenzie. He describes the hairball as the rules, procedures, and methods that get developed in organizations. Something worked well once so it gets used as a template for future work. One reason is because it feels safe, it's familiar ground.
One takeaway for me is the idea of my own "hairball" (more questions than answers at the moment). What are some ways I've created my own methods and rules? What are some ways I can use that as framework or a starting point and allow myself to break free of the gravitational pull of that hairball in a spaceship of a different kind?
What color is your spaceship?
P.S. if you're looking for a book the get you thinking about things in a different way, this might be for you https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/100469.Orbiting_the_Giant_Hairball