When we were kids we used to pretend that the ground was lava. Why? because it created a fun challenge. Who cared about the efficiency of getting from place to place? It was about enjoying the task even with restrictive rules.
In language the same thing occurs and the Oulipo movement is essentially ‘the ground is lava’ for writing.
Sometimes we put things just out of reach because achieving the goal is less satisfying than the journey.
Maybe we should remember to enjoy it instead of being frustrated from not being there yet.