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.
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.
Your understanding of what a mistake is (the concept of a mistake) affects how you handle them. You either see them as a learning opportunity worth sharing or a personal flaw to hide from others. When seen as the former you’ll not only be more accepting of yourself, but of others as well.
Life can be dull, but know it’s all perspective. Your interests will wax and wane on any given topic. Be comfortable adapting or switching tasks to suit your current passions. Life’s too short to be bored.
When looking for people to model after look both forwards and backwards. That is start by looking for someone in a position you want to be in within 2-5 years that you respect and admire. Then look at someone who is 2-5 years behind you who you respect and admire. Both types of role model have something to teach you.
It is self limiting to identify as one and not the other. There is value in pursuing knowledge from both formal education and practical experience. You should develop tactical proficiency backed by sound strategic decision making.