When was the last time you decided on your own you wanted to truly get to know something? Hopefully it was a while ago, cause if it was, you have a lot to learn.
For learning new things it is always better it begins from within yourself. Having an external motivation is good, as long as you want to learn it as well. This is the reason that you can get really good in your favorite sport. You will be advised on the best training tactics, be teached on the best recovery methods. But in the end it’s when it all gets implemented in your lifestyle that you truly learn how to get better.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin
A next step to better learning is be constantly learning. In this day and age there are many different methods of learning, as many of these should be experimented with. Have you only learned from teachers and books? Try to use multimedia elements to your advantages. There are many free, interactive and interesting ways of speeding up your learning. A recently discovered method of learning is audio teaching. While doing your daily activities, like eating your breakfast, you can listen to online teaching tools.