A couple of thoughts.
... it seems to me that the real challenge is project planning.
You could be right, k . But there's a balance between planning healthily with the 10/90 rule (10% planning saves 90% work) and jsut doing it. I will benefit the most from the latter because of my ability to overplan on occasion. On the other hand, I just do things intuitively so planning could hinder me, on other tasks, though, planning could be a livesaver.
Of extreme importance is considering the value and upper 50k-40k implementation of a project , too.