For example, I feel as if I have reached a point on the learning curve around this theme of "learning to learn" where the returns have become minimal. I read these types of articles (previous posts) but I've come to the point where it's really a scanning process rather than deep reading. I'm looking for something new, a new concept, a new idea, and 90% of the time, I'm a little disappointed because it's not new (to me). It's almost become boring.
What should/could I do about it?
1. Look at it with different lenses
It would be arrogant to think that I know everything there is to know about "learning to learn". Let's assume for a moment that I've been looking in the wrong places for additional knowledge. I need a new direction, a new angle. Perhaps I should revisit another recurring interest, neuroscience, and see if there are useful connections with "learning to learn" that I have yet to explore.
2. Look away for a while
This is just a symptom of being bored with too much of the same thing. I just need a break from "learning to learn." I should consciously avoid the topic for a while (perhaps a year) and then get back to it with fresh eyes. For example, my recent interest in permaculture has created a nice break from standard knowledge management and related topics which I constantly read about.