You can get clarity all at once without even trying. It will just occur to you when you are not even thinking about anything in particular.
they say the four steps to figuring out a creative problem are
One . Look at the problem and examine it from all sides
Two. Try wild brainstorming ideas as possible solutions. Nothing is too weird.
Three. do something else like paint your house a new color or wash the clothes and fold them and put them away. Clean out dust bunnies from under your bed. Do something that is nice and linear.
Four. Look at the problem again and the solution should come to you 99 percent of the time.
If it does not then do step one two and three again. Your brain will figure it out for you. all the paths created in your brain will fire up and voila solution!