Since graduating I've found it somewhat difficult to pick and commit to personal projects. It's not that I'm unmotivated, I'm constantly trying to work on new projects and learn new things. It's because I'm afraid that the project I've chosen won't do what I want it to do for me, it won't be 'enough' to get me the best chance at that job I want. So I abandon it and start again, getting nowhere. When I plan a personal project I look at a job I want and I try to come up with a plan for a project that will give me the best shot at getting that job or something similar. However, I always have a list of several ideas, each with their own pros and cons, and it becomes difficult to decide which is actually best. I get into analysis paralysis because each of the projects I'm debating between will potentially take me several weeks or even several months to complete and I struggle to commit. It's like I'm staring up at two different mountains. I don't know what's on the other side of each mountain but I can only choose one to climb. If what's on the other side isn't what I wanted I have to go back and climb the other and I've wasted tons of time. Another problem is if I'm having these feelings at the starting line, how am I going to keep my focus for several months working on a project? (I don't foresee this being as big of a problem in an actual job environment because I didn't have this problem in school as I was told what to work on and when to have it done by.) There are projects I want to do, but I'm afraid they won't be enough and will be a waste of time.
So I guess I'm trying to ask if I should be this worried about my choices. Does anyone have any advice to overcome analysis paralysis? Any advice on how should I be picking my projects? Any advice to help me keep my focus? I'm sorry, I'm sure I will figure it out but I just wanted to see if I could get even a tiny bit of advice on this. Thank you for reading.