1) “The Shotgun Approach” – take many many many photos. even pros discard most of their shots.
2) “The Rule of Three” – learn it. use it. your subject doesn’t always have to be dead center in the frame.
3) Take a minute to care – stop leaning on software to fix your mistakes. you and your camera can do just fine on your own.
bonus – if you’re not using a point-&-shoot, start using a wide-angle lens (30-ish) with a polarizing filter.