Planning or expectation can be a good or bad thing depending on the way you use it. It follows a general rule, when you think you shall will well you may find that you will do well, but more likely when you think you shall do poorly you will do badly, maybe even very badly. So try not to think you shall do badly as that will sabotage your efforts.
I’ve personally had a lot of issues with this one. Coincidental Reinforcement is what I call when randomly a certain event in your practice comes up a couple times, there is a chance if you’re frustrated or quick to label things that you will see this not just as random activity, but some constant action. By doing so you will make it real so to speak. Your mind will try to fulfill your expectations (think the Matrix – the mind makes it real). This can be both a plague in general energy use (I’ll make mention of that later) and micro tk (for me personally I’ve gotten a bit of a quirky number that I got into believing it would randomly come up a lot whenever it was not what I wanted. It really throws off results).
Hopefully though one of these techniques you’ll be able to finally silence that annoying voice in your head, no not the one that tells you to do bad things to that guy you don’t like :P , the one that tries to tell you that you can’t do that one skill for whatever reason. Remember also the lessons of coincidental reinforcement and expectations, and how these two things can seriously hurt your efforts. If this doesn’t work, don’t give up, theres enough people with this problem that someone will eventually think up something that will work, or maybe you’ll just get lucky one time, or see someone else do it–that will usually melt the problem for you if you’re lucky enough to meet another psion in person.