You can read and research all day long, but that does not build skill.
Test your own ideas by writing and sharing. Hopefully the feedback you get from peers and anons online will be helpful.
This is honestly what gets me every. single. time.
I’ll get stuck and I have no idea where to reach out for help and I’ll start trying to research, fight with google filters, then decide to put it off and start researching other things (for the same project or a different one) and eventually give up.
I work a lot with Django and simply mapped out the ecosystem, and then put a search layer on top of it.
If I can get a little traction with this one then I would happily roll one out for each of the other language and framework ecosystems.
At least now there are a few slack groups and forums I can ping into when I get stuck.
"The idea is to study by lecturing out-loud, to an imaginary class, about the key concepts you need to learn. Something about articulating arguments in complete sentences cements them in your mind like nothing else."
Get book on the subject, read from cover to cover and create question/answer in Anki.
When it comes time to refresh your knowledge on the book, just test yourself on the items you added to Anki.
Want to learn a language? Plan a trip to a place that speaks that.
Want to learn circuitry? Build a digital clock.