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Do you actually know the author?

No. But, I've read his content and it was always well researched and insightful.

Do you have any hard-evidence that they are talking from their own experience that they also managed to translate into a generally-applicable approach that is anything other than old-time "jump into the deep end and you'll either make it FAST or die trying"?

I'm aware of the experiences he's put himself through to test out his own advice.

Also I trust the opinions of Cal Newport, James Clear and Barbara Oakley because their books have helped me tremendously.

quite often reading more is a (sneaky!) way to avoid the hard part

That is very true. I complete agree with that.

However, I don't think that's the case with me.

With respect to reading I have a daily habit to read at least 30 mins each day, which I've been doing for about 1.5 years now (James Clear taught me how to read more). So I'm always looking for new and interesting things to read and to add to my queue. I don't binge read, I rarely read online and I try hard to stay away from frivolous books.

the jumping into the deep end and struggling with all your might to change and thus to learn

You don't need to struggle with all your might. You just need to have patience and consistently do a little each day.

As Payot noted, "A little each day is enough, as long as a little is produced each day." ~ Advice for a Young Investigator