Interesting post Lauri! I think a huge part of photography that isn't explicitly about spur-of-the-moment action could be boiled down into "slowing down." People forget that great composition doesn't just happen. As A. Adams loved to point out, the best images were composed in a mental image way before he clicked his shutter.
My favorite way to practice this is to bring a sketchbook and a drawing tool with you when you take a photo walk. I force myself to take in a scene, sketch it roughly to identify strong lines, angles, and compositional elements that I want to "draw" attention to. It's an incredible tool for organizing the nebulous details of the complex world.
Thanks again for sharing!
P.S. I've attached a photo that came up entirely as a result of shot planning that I would never have gotten otherwise! Also touches on the perspective point of the article above.