These days, It’s axiomatic that you’re overrun with a tsunami of inputs … that stinkin’ email, social media, work demands from above and below, family needs … and the list goes on.
One result is that you may have acquired the attention span of a mosquito. You don’t “have time” (read “take time”) to study anything in real detail.
You find yourself increasingly looking for the “Cliff Notes” answer wherever you can find it.
That may be why even simple problems seem intractable.
Work hard to regain your focus. Stick with it. You’re much more likely to solve REAL problems that way.