Building a solid foundation may take time, but surely will be more rewarding.
Approach the difficult path of slow learning willingly and enthusiastically. Enjoy the process and the beautiful nuances of the subject. If you start driving your car around before you’re ready, you’ll get a dent and be discouraged to drive again.
When you’re up to learning something new, workout short spaced out sessions throughout the week. Spaced repetition builds memory.
Move through various modes and means of learning the same subject – through books by different authors , videos and articles on the same track (do not graze ofcourse). It should all point to the same learning path. You’ll then begin to appreciate the various view points presented by different sources that’ll help you understand better.
Learning can seem daunting at first. Break it down into smaller chunks and repeat until you’re thorough.
Give it time, resist the temptation to run. Once you’re thorough with the broken down parts, work on putting them all together. Repeat. This will help you get the foundations right and help you stick to it.
When you begin learning something new, focus on the meta-content first.
It tells you how the content of the new subject is arranged. This gives you an overview and you get a glimpse of the big picture. It’s information about the content.
Do not start off absorbing info randomly. This is so tempting in today’s world where you start following a topic and you begin to receive endless “quite informative and useful” articles.
Soon you realise you’re all over the place. Use these updates for maybe just about 10 minutes a day to know about recent developments in your field of interest. Instead, give time to dive deep and focus on fundamentals.