To be better, we need to learn. We need to educate ourselves to be able to broaden our understandings, allowing opportunities to present itself and having the ability to see it when it does. It does not necessarily have to be in a formal education system. As long as you own the responsibility of your own learning and work towards making it a priority in your life, it does not matter whatever education ‘system’ you are following.
Upon realising that we need to upgrade ourselves, which in truth is a basic fundamental in every human being, we then have to detail the steps to achieve what we have set out to conquer. If you are stuck, start with the simplest and easiest thing that you can do right now. And move up from there. Do not worry or lose faith if things do not go as fast as you hoped. As long as you keep the momentum going, you should get to where you want to be in the end. So do yourself a huge favour and craft your own learning schedule. It is ok to be ambitious with your end goal but it is important to be realistic with the steps that you must take to reach there. You do not want to be going through it and along the way, because of the sheer size of the load that you have put in front of you, shrink and abandon the journey altogether.