Ask questions if you don’t understand something. Ask for help from other people too, whether it’s someone to teach you, someone to study with, someone to keep you accountable to study, or someone you can teach your knowledge to in order to practice it.
Get to know your own learning style. Try different techniques and pay attention to what gets you the best results. Does promising yourself a reward motivate you or distract you? Have you tried the Pomodoro Technique? What times of day are you best able to focus? When do you apply or practice what you learned?
Lastly, use your passion. If you are naturally curious or enthusiastic about a subject, it tends to be easier to dedicate yourself to learning about it.
There is no right or wrong way to learn better. Each person has their own unique style and way of learning. I agree with the comments already posted and would like to add a few more tips without repeating. If you are a visual learner, take screen shots with your cell phone. If you need audio, record the session so you could go back and replay it. Take notes whether on your phone or hand-written. This is a good way to reinforce what you heard. Research the areas that you don't know (Google, YouTube, Udacity, LinkedIn, etc.). And lastly, consider finding a mentor. I wish you much success on your journey. Best of luck to you!
* Find ways to practice the skill or knowledge that you are trying to learn
* Be comfortable with making mistakes - when you make them figure out why you made the mistake and what the right answer/approach was
* Relate information that you are learning to something tangible in your life
* Expose yourself to the same information in multiple ways: listen to it, write it, say it aloud!
* Re-review the material
* Teach someone else what you are trying to learn
* Have conversations with other people trying to learn the same material and ask questions
I wish you the best!
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