There is always time to learn something new. The sense of urgency to complete a work is in fact a limitation you place on yourself. The haste that you embed in your life can only hurt you. Rushing makes you stumble.
Mastering a skill of value in the long-term is hard. Here are two ways to help that: increase your love of curiosity, and improve your attention.
Arguably the first is the seed of a happy life. When constantly curious you’ll always be looking for why things work and how to make them better. Learning is a true pleasure because it changes your perspective. Ask yourself five questions a day about what’s going on around you and why it’s happening the way it is.
“Some experiences are blessings, others are lessons.”
The more you trust life to all work out, the harder you are willing to fight for your long-term interests instead of settling.
To gain insight propose hypotheses and test them. You’ll gain actual data points to base behavior from.
“This is an age of experiments.”
— Benjamin Franklin
Action is feedback, thought is explanatory. You can’t explain yourself into action, you have to lean into it.