Along the lines of post below, I often put time expectations on learning things, when the wiser approach taking in smaller bites and letting the process take care of itself over time.
Such breathing room also allows an expanse through which our natural creativity can seep in. The problem is we get in our own way by trying to force round pegs into square holes because we aren’t simple and humble enough to look at what we’re holding first. Such is expectation. =)