Why are there so many Pantone numbers for a single color? This makes it difficult to find colours in illustrator, let alone in any of the pantone matching systems. There is no correlation.
I’ve discovered the key to being good at something you are passionate about is developing an obsessive compulsion to doing it. In my own experience I have been addicted to numerous things, unconsciously at first. I think that if you have a somewhat obsessive nature, you can use it to your advantage if you are aware of it, and if you learn to control it. Before it becomes obsession it starts as a habit.