This should be required reading, with an essay test about themselves, at the beginning of every grade level starting with high school.
Hopefully, when you take three steps forward, you only get knocked back two steps.
First rule of project management: figure out how long something “should” take; then double it.
The hardest part of any project is to start. The next hardest is to finish and stop. Everything you do in life is a project, large or small.
It’s nice if you have some help, there is no guarantee you will ever get it.