Raising your personal bar in climbing requires a bit of projecting to eventually redpoint hard routes that you desire to climb without falling. I used to laugh at all the climbers in Rifle that would eat, sleep, and breath that same route over and over and over till they got the send. They talked about their project as if they owned it. Projecting has never been my favorite part of climbing...but it is necessary.
In order to climb my first 5.13 from top to bottom with no falls, I projected that same route incessantly until I succeeded. During that time, I came up with this list called The Pains of Projecting that I published on the Liberty Mountain Climbing blog.