Carl Jung had a philosophy that I find to be absolutely true. It is essentially that you have a best version of yourself, and this version of you is simply "there" in a hypothetical/potential future. And that this version of you inches your "current you" to bring itself into fruition.
The interesting thing about this is that because this version of yourself is exactly that, a version of "you", you're able to choose what this version of you IS. This "higher self" if you will, has different angles, and you can manifest one angle at a time.
So let's say you want to be an artist. You start by drawing something, and then you draw that thing, over and over. You'll hone in to a natural skill for this, from there you decide to watch youtube videos on how to draw this object, and this leads you further down your "higher artist" path. You go from no knowledge and just winging it, to suddenly you learn something new, and that prompts you to go down seperate paths. In this case let's say you're learning to draw people. When you do it by yourself it's pretty basic, but the video you watch brings you to learn more about anatomy and the shapes of muscles. You also start learning perspective, shading and light, depth, and you didn't even begin to learn about the world of color yet. And all this comes from watching a video and hearing these topics mentioned, you've just created homework for yourself. So you pick one and master it, then go to the next one and master that, etc.
This is true for any area of life, if you wanted to learn to be an architect, a flute maker or an antique restorer. You get the point.
There's a hypothetical version of yourself that is an absolute master at whatever it is you're trying to do, all you have to do, is what that version would have done. You don't begin as a master you begin as a failure that seeks guidance, and that guidance will lead you to questions you didn't even know you should be asking, and so you seek more guidance and the path unfolds.
The secret, is go down ANY path with a destination in mind, if you're going the wrong way you'll notice, and start to head down the correct path after that realization. - 31 minutes ago