You have to learn a new skill. Do you prefer to read about it, watch someone else do it, hear someone describe it, or try it yourself?
The most successful way for me to learn anything is by using a mixture of all avenues available.
When I decided that I would like to learn to crochet, I bought a couple of books. Hmm. I couldn’t really make head nor tail of the photos illustrating the stages. I had to go to a club, where someone kindly demonstrated the moves. Afterwards I went home and watched a couple of tutorial videos on Youtube and practised what I had been shown.
Now that I know what I’m doing, the books make a whole lot of sense. In fact, I find it hard to believe that I struggled to understand what was going on!
That’s the thing with everything in life; its only easy if you know how.