"I want to learn French, so I need to attend classes"
What is it that you wanted to say in French? Start with that sentence and then dissect its grammar. You'll learn faster that way.
"I want be a programmer, so I need to take a 3 years degree"
What is it that you wanted to build? Find a code reference to start writing. Google every syntax you couldn't understand.
Most ambitions - except flying and surgery - can begin right now. You don't need to approach it like our education system.
Stop putting off a project because you felt the need to read a book about it first.
Create experiments to learn.
Heck, copy if you need to because great artists steals.