Practice makes perfect or thereabouts. Repeating activities will make sequencing these activities in real-world environments much simpler. Where mistakes are costly, prefer to learn in a sandbox environment.
What are the core concepts? If you had to reduce the current subject matter down to it’s simplest components how would you do that? When learning something new be sure to focus the majority of your efforts on grokking the most useful material.
As mentioned before, there are a lot of people in this world. In pursuit of your best work you’ll have to choose who you spend your time with. Your limited time should be spent with those who share your principles and vision.
There will always be some level of uncertainty in life. And the larger the reward the larger the risk. However you should always avoid unnecessary risks. In pursuit of your best work take opportunities to de-risk your plans where possible.
You want to become a T-shaped professional. You go broad in learning many subjects in a shallow way and go deep on learning a few subjects as a specialist. You’ll be aware of the broader context while contributing as an expert.
The most expensive cost of switching tasks is time lost. One way to mitigate this loss is by grouping similar tasks together. The more similar the tasks the less overhead required to switch between them. To min-max batching try and make micro process improvements each time you complete a task.
They may not know exactly what they want, but they’ll let you know what they like or don’t like about the status quo. Your job is to synthesize relevant solutions based on this input. Your biggest impact is going to be through helping others, so it makes sense you should get to know them.