It's easy to get frustrated with your progress to your goals. There's so much I'd like to do but each day feels like there's very little movement towards it. I know those little steps eventually add up, but I'm impatient sometimes.
One bad habit I find I've fallen into is looking for shortcuts. Reigning in and limiting my ideas into ones that can be done quickly with little real research or passion. Maybe quantity is better than quality. But I can never seem to finish those projects. Deep down I know there's little genuine passion between them and pretty soon they're forgotten.
The hesitation to try riskier ideas stems from some fear of failure and self-doubt. Is this idea too much and can I pull it off? But when you're too safe and the safe project fails there's little you learn. You weren't heavily invested in the first place.
The ideas that scare me a bit to try, those cling to me forever until they're finished. While it might be riskier, the passion behind it makes the work a lot easier and the failure more rewarding than something I barely cared about in the first place.
In the wise words of Yoda, "The greatest teacher, failure is."