This is a question I often ask myself, especially when there is a project of some type sitting on the shelf gathering spiders and dust. The common answer is procrastination; I’m simply putting it off while creating a barrier of justifications.
However, in some cases the answer isn’t obvious. When this is true, I have to reach past the sock drawer and toss things around to acquire a new found skin; a fresh motivator. And even then things can become fogged with emotion, lack of support, and resources.
Clarity and definition become the primary elements for success. You must define the direction to move the project. Once the direction is clear how to get there becomes much easier to determine and sometimes it’s simply a matter of vision.