‘How to Start’ when you don’t know where to begin?

I don’t seek to provide answers since I, in the first place, am struggling with the same issue.

How do you start on something when you don’t know where to begin?

Common suggestions include:

  • reading books on your subject of interest
  • talk to ‘authority’ people
  • take classes (online or classroom setup)
  • then you can always go for the DIY step where you learn/unlearn things at your own pace

But a fact is, not all these will work on everybody. Some might. Others will do well in combination and there are times when they just don’t.

Any thoughts? Any personal suggestion?