There's two ways to learn: passively and aggressively. Passively is when you study your mistakes, read the history of what you are learning, network, find your "tribe", find a mentor, etc. Aggressively is right when you are in the middle of it. You're neck deep and the ball is coming at you: what do you do? Passively is in your head. Aggressively is noticing RIGHT NOW and taking action. In your head is important. But ACTION is what creates heroes.
Don't force yourself to learn something if you don't want to or it's not a natural talent. What's the role of talent? Very small. But you have to start with it. Talent is the seed of skill. How do you know if you are talented? If you loved it when you were ten years old. If you dream about it. If you like to read about it.