It’s quite easy to take the path of UI/UX as a career option; but with the current trends in the industry and the huge demand for designers, one has to possess the basic skills to ensure a smooth entry in to the field. The traditional method of getting into the UX field includes a formal academic background from any design school. Depending on the country you live in, there will be design schools which offer various Design courses and one can opt for a design course of their choice; with a preferred major in UX Design/Product Design. Typical courses include Visual Communication, Interaction Design, Software Design. Enrolling in such courses will make it easy to get into the field.
Secondly, if you want to start the career in UI/UX as a jump from other field like content writing, development, testing, MBA, then it is not viable to enroll in college at this point. You probably need a hands-on, one on one training by an Industry expert. You should look for local training providers and explain them in detail on what you are looking for and they will guide or train you to make an entry into the field.
Like everyone says, design is all about making a plan, solving a problem and if possible display the solution in a beautiful way. One need to have basic problem solving skills, aptitude and the ability to think out of the box to be a designer. This is not a rocket science for someone to think like “how will we achieve this?”. All you need is to take time and focus on what you are learning and see what all ways your thinking can be applied to the given problem.
There are many skills, as a designer, one should possess but again if you are willing to learn and take proper training, then it’s pretty easy for anyone to become UX/UI Designer.