People's attitudes about learning range far and wide. There are different stages of learning and people as individuals are usually more attracted to one of the stages than to the others. For example, I prefer the part of learning where I am beginning to get the hang of something more than the launching where 'I don't know nuthin' nohow.' Some people, by the time they get the hang of something, want to move on to something else. Other people, once they learn something, want to do things that way forever. We are all different (thank goodness).
Here's the thing. In learning anything, the focus in the beginning is on the learning itself. Once you have learned something, and even while you are in the middle of learning, and even in awareness of what motivated you to learn in the first place, there is the questiion : WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THIS NEW SKILL/APTITUDE/KNOWLEDGE? How are you going to' land' your aircraft, your new knowledge?
Back to referring to when I was in flight school, I still remember how I loved taking off. I even loved what is called 'the run-up' in which you fully rev the engine of the aircraft while it is idling to make sure all systems are working. It felt when I did that I was on the back of a stallion quivering to take off.
Flying itself was wonderful, but then it is time to land. To me, that was the most challenging because I had to take into account the wind, the angle of the runway, altitude of the airport itself, etc. And it was where things could go wrong with the worst results.
In life, what you do with your skills and knowledge is truly make or break time having to do with your feeling you are a success story in your own mind and heart. It doesn't matter what others make of you. You are the one drawing your own assessments of how you used your life, and you are the one you must please by the landings that you have made.
I have watched seagulls land, and pelicans, and even the very very funny gooney birds of Easter Island. It always seems to me, when the landing goes well, the bird emanates an air of satisfaction. I would were I in their feathers.