Like Stone said and most importantly be true to yourself.
It is important that you study, learn, and practice the basics of magic. The recommended time for that is a year and a day, however the truth is it takes as long as it takes.
Secondly it is important that you figure out what you want to do, what areas you want to focus in and stick to it. It takes a lot of study and hard work to become successful and to go far.
In addition remember that you have plenty of resources at your disposal including this website and you have many people hee to help you and support you along your way. Take advantage of that, and you will learn many great things, and you will get to where you want to be.
Blessings and Peace be with you,