Here are some simples transformations that could make your life more fun & interesting.
Replace "but" with "and"
Replace "or" with "and"
Replace "is" with "be" and "become"
Replace "no" with "yes"
Try it. If you don't give up immediately there is a great chance that your thinking and problem solving will change. You will most likely start to see new opportunities and get a new perspective on things.
Consider that strange device you have in the garage. Why worry what it IS. Why not think about what it can BECOME.
And how about being rich AND healthy. Why only one of them?