agreed. when i started giving a shit about getting better i started saving passages i liked and then dissecting them. i have also been challenging myself to read more, and read more outside of what i'd usually choose. one of the most surprising books i read from a prose and passion standpoint was "the art of the rifle" by jeff cooper.
one of the few things that really stuck with me from college, besides residual alcoholism, was what a pulitzer prize winning author told our class of incoming freshmen. he was replying to a question about becoming a good writer, and his answer was, "you either get it or you don't."
probably means different things to different people, but i took at it as if you don't get "it" then you best make it your business to figure "it" out, and imo the best way to do that is to read.
but once you've done all that reading, you still need to fucking write. even if it's something that never sees the light of day. you can still learn from just trying things out and looking at your own work. everyone writes garbage at some point but how are you supposed to get better if you ain't even trying?
this may or may not be useful, but i'm really open to reaching out for help and i think that helps me in the end. whether it's for info on topics that i'm not familiar with and writing about, or bugging someone that reads way more than i do to beta.