I have researched my family history for over two decades. Time has changed the availability of information. When I started, I visited my local family history center. I ordered my microfilms to view and waited 2-3 weeks for their arrival. While I waited, I visited the archives and my local genealogical society for information to start my research. Compare this to today. Today online genealogy information has grown at a tremendous rate. It is easier to find information due to digitization and indexing projects.
DNA has opened many doors and has provided distant cousins to research. I viewed several DNA webinars from a professional geneticist. This has helped me to prove my origins. Without DNA this would not be possible due to the roadblocks I could not solve. Another source that has helped me to solve missing ancestors is newspapers which is an endless well of family information. After looking back to the nineties and comparing the availability of information today, it is almost impossible to keep up.
If I was to give advice I would say “Stop being distracted”. It is easy to go down one rabbit hole and eventually come back up with no additional information. In saying all of this you should consider a research plan with priorities. Where do I find a research plan or research log? Check your genealogy software and you will find this document. Take time and develop your priorities. Speaking from experience this will pay off big time.