Breaking Things Down

I find that one of the primary reasons I never finish any of my little one-off projects is because I have a complete inability to break things down into smaller chunks. I can see the end state, and I just want to skip forward to that.

I don’t really know or understand why I am like that. It’s pretty irritating. Is there any kind of coaching for this? I feel like it’s preventing me from even starting most of the small side projects I want to do. I want to write stories. I want to write software. I want to write scripts. I want to learn things.

But I get too easily distracted. I take too many notes. I worry about the finer details of how to do the work and not actually doing it. I’m sure there’s some kind of name for this, but I don’t know what it is. Sometimes I find that my brain is just too scattered on too many different things. I just want to skip forward to where it’s all done. It makes me tired, it makes me feel useless, it troubles me… a lot.

Have you ever experienced this? Do you know how to overcome it?