The best comebacks come to mind long after you need them.
Usually they arrive shortly after you’ve given up waiting for them, while you’re in the shower, or on a long car drive.
Same with the best ideas.
That’s why, when possible, take Adam Grant’s advice, and procrastinate on purpose. Get the problem into your head, then walk away. Come back to figuring out the solution later, giving the ideas a chance to marinate.
And you might also get the best ideas and perspectives from other people when you give them time to think about it as well.
Like steak, the best ideas take time. Get used to waiting, because they’re usually worth it.