Our ability to come up with ideas is like a muscle. If we work on it and develop the right habits, we get stronger and have more options available to us. But it’s difficult to build muscle if you don’t understand “how” the muscle works and the mechanics behind its improvement. Getting ideas is challenging until you learn what they are and how they work.
There are times when you realize a project needs to take a hard turn. Your original intent is good, but it doesn’t accomplish your goal as well as it might.