Something major that I have learned during my photographic journey is that the more focused you are in your goal and vision, the more things make sense. Removing the clutter and noise and pushing toward a specific and defined direction reaps untold benefits.
Much like anything worthwhile this definitely requires constant work as the distractions are eagerly waiting to pull you off your path. But once you know what you want the noise lessens (you become ‘noise deaf’) and the end goal becomes more and more real.
The rewards await.