Hey you know what I realised? If there's something you wanna do, something you might be interested in but you're not quite sure where to start or maybe it's all quite overwhelming to even start it, try reading about it!
Now hang on, let me finish.
I've always loved running but I stopped a few years ago then I read Haruki Murakami's what I talk about when I talk about running- as soon as I read the blurb it ignited my previous passion for running. Don't get me wrong I didn't start running immediately, it was a few months after I got into it then I stopped but I eventually returned and I can honestly say it was that book+ my passion. I just felt so inspired by it and deep down I knew I was a runner that needed to run eventually.
But in between I guess I just liked reading sports memoirs because I found them interesting to learn about but it definitely helped me somewhere in my subconscious to push myself aswell! I'm doing that with writing too, I've been reading how to write books and it's helped me write a bit more because I've never been good with story writing I'm more of a poetry gal, but I know deep down I can write a story it may take forever but I have that time.
I suppose it doesn't even have to be books even attending classes about it too, my local library do free writing classes (which I always end up missing :/) but its good to do research like you would in anything you go into. Now in the back of my head I want to start a business but I don't think I could do it now, so I'm going to read up on it first see if it's a viable route. I also like learning about how people become successful. Basically in an attempt to become a better me, I read etc. About it.
I want to be more confident - read about it maybe go to life coaching
I want to be a better runner or even run a half marathon - read about it! Watch documentaries!
You get the gist. I suppose just apply it to your own individual situation. What do you want to do? In a way it's also about realising your passion. I never knew I liked running so much but the fact it was always there in my head obviously meant something. It's the same with writing a book even though I'm rubbish with committing to it, its always there. What's deep down in your head that is reminding you it's your passion?
I know not everyone works like this, it depends if you learn better like this. It helps me process things better, I know some people who are super confident could just do it and probably succeed but I guess I'm not like that. Its about knowing yourself too I suppose. In any case knowledge is always invaluable.
See how it goes. Try it out and see for yourself if it works for you.