Well I've never gotten grown anywhere worthwhile as an artist.
However, as a programmer I've just been able to learn incrementally and take my time and accomplish a few cool things in my career.
If i had any good advice it would be to try to learn slower and smaller with the intent on committing as opposed to seeing big changes. Try incorporating a fix to everything you draw for like a week. Then for the next week, do the same with the stipulation that you have to have to keep the fix you've included the week before. And just keep adding.