Improvise and learn.
As you encounter new situations you will need to use existing knowledge and apply it in new ways. Books you've read, conversations you've had, even videos you've seen on the internet can all be applied to new situations.
It is simply a matter of using your common sense, past experiences and knowledge to find solutions to new problems. Whether it's using a coat hanger to open a locked car or fixing a computer using gum and rubber bands, improvisation is the best way to find solutions.
Start improvising -- if it fails, then try something else.
Find a new environment.
As Monty Python's Holy Grail taught us "Run away!" is sometimes the perfect battle cry. It isn't so much running away, as getting a new perspective. A fresh start. Or maybe it's just too damn cold where you live. Whatever it takes to get you moving.
As someone with nasty allergies, I can tell you there are places I just cannot breath. So if your environment is hurting you, go find another environment. No matter the reason, successful adaptation comes by simply moving somewhere else.
If you're in a job you hate, an abusive relationship, tired of freezing, or in that proverbial "bad place" -- find somewhere else to be. It really is that simple.
If you don't like where you are...DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!
Change whatever it is that you don't like or that is holding you back. Don't know what to do? Improvise! If sitting all day on your ass isn't helping you get somewhere, try standing up for a while. Try anything. It doesn't matter. If it fails then try something else.
We Change to Live Better.
That's really what it is ultimately about! Living better. It really is in your hands. All you have to do is improvise, adapt and overcome.