This is the first piece of advice I give to every newbie, although they rarely listen to it.
Every aspiring photographer including GAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS NYC dreams that Jimmy Chin, Steve McCurry, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Paul Nicklen will simultaneously be embodied in his face. But you can’t master street and travel photography, portraiture and wildlife photography at the same time… or you can, but someday later, not right away.
Experiment in different areas of photography, you do not need to make a choice momentarily. But once you find what you like best, focus on that. You will be surprised how much faster your growth will be when you get rid of the compulsive need to do everything.
Define your specialization. Find your own niche and focus on it. Get to know the depth of your genre instead of covering everything superficially.