The desire to achieve and the desire to escape come from the same passion induced section of the brain. 
But unless we give our undivided attention to one at the time, we will continue to circumvent the hard but necessary work. 
When this need to escape arises, it can feel like we are in a state of panic. I can’t take it anymore, stop talking, leave me alone.
Once you hit this wall, the only thing you are running away from is yourself.