You have to learn a new skill. Do you prefer to read about it, watch someone else do it, hear someone describe it, or try it yourself?
All of the above, and it may take more than one time to get it to stick in my brain. I have to hear it, read it, watch someone else do it, then do it with someone watching and helping me. It its easy, I may catch on the first time, or at least well enough that I can read back over it and do it on my own.
That’s how I learn. 🙂