I guess by ‘visualizing’ you mean like making your goals explicit and knowing how to judge if you’re making progress / meeting them / etc. These are good things to bring up if you feel uncertain. I find that if I’m not clear on my goals, or aren’t sure that what I’m doing is meeting those goals, then it’s harder to commit and see things through. I find writing about my goals helps (even if it’s just private), and doing some clear planning. WRT planning I like the method Eli Goldratt has in It’s Not Luck; roughly it goes like:
- Write down the main goal.
- Write down all the big things that could go wrong; i.e., the reasons that you might not meet your goal.
- Come up with intermediate goals that address each of those things that could go wrong.
- Come up with methods to meet the intermediate goals.
- Order all of the methods and intermediate steps based on dependencies – this gives you the plan. (you can repeat steps 2-4 to break down intermediate steps, too)
You can structure this as a tree, which might help both with practicing the structure of ideas and getting the plan clearer in your head (it also often helps having something visual where you can see the structure).
Note that you can often find synergies w/ steps 3 and 4, like a single goal or method that helps prevent multiple undesirable things that you identified in step 2. I find that it’s harder to enact a plan when I include too many things that can go wrong and too many intermediate steps to address them. To start with, if you want to try this, I’d suggest doing smaller stuff first (where fewer things can go wrong), and for bigger things to prioritize the stuff that can go wrong and ignore smaller things that you can solve ad-hoc as you go through. That way you get a clearer idea of where the bottlenecks in the plan are and the major obstacles between you and your goal.
Yup, this sort of thing is good to bring up. If you feel stuck then you could make a thread asking for suggestions with a bit of explanation about where you’re at or the problems you think you’re running in to. (otherwise it makes it harder for ppl to give you specific advice)