As photographers, we've all gone through the bombardment of basic composition techniques when we first pick up the camera: rule of thirds, leading lines, filling the frame...the list goes on and on. But it's important to remember that these rules simply build a foundation, and are not meant for you to follow for every single shot you take.
These rules are definitely a good start, but keep in mind that in the long run, it is possible that these rules may restrict you from reaching your true creative potential. At the end of the day, creativity has no boundaries or rules that govern it. So next time you go out with your camera, try to forget the generic photography rules, and just shoot. Surely, it'll take A LOT of trial and error, but you'll be surprised with what your own creative vision can create.