You are clearly not the kind who gives up easily. I bet resourcefulness and persistance are two of your strengths.
Your answer has me wondering... did you ever encounter a circumstance where The Boss didn't accept your problem/solution combo because he/she either wanted additional perspectives (other than the one you provided), or simply prioritized your problem/solution combination off of his/her radar (e.g. other things were deemed by The Boss to be more important to address at the moment with current resources)? If so, was the rationale explained by The Boss? How did you handle that?