Just observing myself, I think its more helpful for me when studying when theres like a big goal at the end of it all. Like some concrete project behind all of the studying.
When i was studying for HTML years ago, I didnt have a site in mind to create so it partly felt like pointless. There was like very little motivation for me.
When I tried studying drawing by graphite, I went through it really fast coz I had this big project that I had in mind, a specific portrait that I want to draw. Its like the abstract meets something concrete at the end.
Now with PHP, Im going at a steady pace coz theres a big project aside from what Im working on right now at the end of all this.
Its like you dont lose motivation to study. Like theres a point to just keep on learning more and more. Like the bigger the goal is at the end, the more motivated you get to study or work.
I dont know if this idea sounds so plain or normal but uhm... just something that crossed my head.