The 2nd tool is patience, You just don't want to read but to know it and understand it. Therefore, patience is required. No study is done in a day or so, it usually takes months to years to achieve any study. Therefore, be aware that studying God's Word is for a life time.
The 3rd tool to acquire is consistency. It may not work out well if you study for a month then abandon to come back in 3 months time. God loves it when you're wiling to give up anything for consistency in His Word.
Once this check boxes are marked, then call God in. Pray and begin your studies according to your plan. It may not seem to be working or making sense at first, don't give up. God may be testing your readiness and zeal. Just have it in mind that Bible studies is a lifetime act. It's a command from God to meditate on it day and.