Also figure out the area that excites you. I used to try to do this by reading about things that other people liked every day, and I was immensely discouraged. After some self-reflection, I realized that I am not interested in biology or politics, but I am interested in words and psychology. I downloaded as many word-a-day apps as I could find, and I read bbc.com/future most days, and stuff. I’m more excited about learning new things now that I know the new kinds of things I want to learn.