Each of us has the unique capacity to learn. We come across subjects that interest us and we are motivated to learn more on that matter. When we find subject matter we are less interested in, we often fail to be motivated enough to learn more about it. Each of us has a greater capacity to learn that what we currently and comfortably focus on.
If it would benefit you greatly to learn more about managing your personal finances, wouldn’t you be motivated to dive in to learn more? For some, the motivation is lacking and the opportunity is never sought. For others, they realize the value to be obtained from learning and become act from this, despite a lower level of motivation at the onset.
At times, we will need to prioritize learning toward the value derived over what might interest you more and motivate you to dig in with. If it is in our best interest, we should find a way. Start before you might be motivated based on the value of a subject learned rather than simply pursuing what is interesting or fun to learn.
“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” — Brian Hebert —