These steps should be simultaneous. When you apply what you are learning, you remember more of it. Seeing the direct result between knowledge and income makes learning very attractive
How to Learn Like a Genius Even If You Don’t Feel Like One
Todd Brison

It’s True!!… easier when we can see and apply what we learn.

Sometimes, when i study with my son, i think to myself: -”… it’s so easy to understand now…” (exactly because life ‘show’ me what it really means) ☺