When you find yourself searching for an answer, stop. Orienting yourself towards an unknown answer is confusing.

Just ask questions.

Prod the thing you are trying to understand from all angles. Each good question acts as a flashlight shining from one particular direction. If you shine enough flashlights on your problem, the solution will become apparent. You’ll be able to see where what currently exists falls short, and it will be obvious what is needed to fill the void.