Yeah, I guess it comes from recognizing an ideal standard.
Outline: This task can be done in this amount of time and net this result.
Kink: It doesn't go as planned or there is a set back.
Me: Are you fucking kidding me?!? Tries another approach. That doesn't work. Starts to get frustrated because you see the efficiency of the task devolving. (What someone said more effort than is netting result)
Urgency: To now complete this task in a way that makes it all worth it, you have to push twice as hard. People start telling you it just can't work like that. You remember the original goal, and think in the simplest terms, it wasn't out of the question to shoot for it from the beginning. Work harder, get frustrated, and possibly angry at others (who now stand in front of you to say "Stop!" What are you thinking? This is an impossible task)
Ball punching: Either admitting defeat on an issue you knew was more than able to be conquered. Or by blaming yourself for not being as smart as people who actually achieved it.
Result: Rearranges methods, time lines, expectations, to continue toward the same goal from a very different approach. Usually this gets you one step closer.
I hope that made the process I am speaking about a bit more clear.