My theory is it’s about practice. Thousands of steps leading to a single destination. When walking one small step is placed after another until finally you finish what you set out to do.
When you’re unfocused, the opposite is happening. Your moving and thinking in every direction. The progress meter isn’t moving at all on anything.
While a walk can be done in 15 minutes, struggling with bigger and longer items is common. Writing thousands of articles (the steps of a writer) may take years because a single article takes so much longer than a single stride. This is where we get lost. Our brains are wired for the time periods of strides, much more than articles.
The only thing to do is to find your resolve. Integrate deep into your heart and psyche. Write it down and keep going until you’ve made the progress you’re seeking.