Lame?! Heck no! You're just starting out, perhaps, but you're definitely not lame for it.
I'll give the same advice I give everyone: read, read read.
There are some decent enough threads under the General Info section here, namely the pinned threads. "Starting out" is a good place to start.
Begin a regular practice. Daily meditation is the most recommended start. It starts training your mind to focus.
Read up on meditation, visualization, and energy manipulation.
I'll also suggest finding a method for beginning. There are many good resources, but a book or pdf which guides a beginner is a great idea.
Again, make it a daily practice.