Being a creative person has a myriad of perks. One of the most notable is being set up to work unique and interesting jobs your whole life. A truly creative person will continue to learn new techiniques, skills, and their interests will expand at sometimes impossible rates. This may mean that you become a jack of all trades, and a master of few, but you will never ever be bored.
The downside, is of course, this mania can make it really hard to focus on the task at hand when literally every thought and goal you accomplish is like pouring water on a Gremlin. One idea leads to 30 more, and you desperately want to do all of them and do them NOW. It's absolutely true that creativity is like a muscle, the more you exercise it, the stronger you become.
I have by no means mastered this balance, but a very simple read "Eat That Frog" by Brian Tracy has really inspired me to work on and improve my focus. (Do not let the horrendously bad cover dissuade you.) The book is not revolutionary, but it is like sitting down with a really honest friend who is giving you the straight truth about what you need to do to be more productive and ultimately a happier person with happier clients.
The two most prominent themes in the book, is first, you should plan every day in advance, and second, you should plan your least favorite/most important tasks as the very first thing you do every day. By practicing "Creative Procrastination" - writing down your ideas when they pop up, and activity choosing to avoid them until you have accomplished your largest tasks to completion, you create a habit that will lead to accomplishing more in less time.
Another favorite book, delving much more deeply into habit-building is "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business," by Charles Duhigg Duhigg's book is bulkier and more of a commitment, but it absolutely encouraged me to look at my daily choices, consider very closely my day-to-day actions, and make a concentrated effort to be more intentional about the way I spend my time.
So my takeaway has been making better choices, setting times to focus, and allowing times for creative freedom. In the mornings, I force myself (try to... am working on it) to exercise and tackle my emails and paperwork first. (Newsflash, creative types generally don't love accounting, making timelines, creating worksheets, and business housekeeping. I'm falling asleep a little as I type these words.)
Once those things are done, I am free to dive into my creative brainstorms guilt-free, and be more productive. It's still #goals, but I'm happy to have at least boarded the train.