You can't get all the points out there. You have to let some of them go.
If things are going really badly, it might be because you don't know something. A little effort in the right place can produce as much results as a lot of effort in a lot of places.
Sometimes, you die. Oh, well.
Multitasking: you can do it, and it can be effective, but you're going to be a little more effective in a thing when you're focusing on that thing.