Though I am by no means qualified to teach art to anybody and I'm certainly not "there" yet, over time I have discovered a few things which have helped.
Step 1: Dispensing with some old notions
Words and alphabets are a more efficient form of communication, that 's why we use them.
People abandoned pictograms such as hieroglyphics because alphabetic writing is just quicker.
Once you get the hang of working with words, you can become every fluent in it.
The same goes for drawing. Once you do it enough, you become increasingly fluent in it. Your mind learns that it can communicate that way and the more you let it do so, the easier it becomes.