In school the goal is to learn rapidly. We went to school for 7 hours a day for 9 months for 12 years, and then for another 4 to 8 years if we went beyond high school. We did assignments, did homework, read books, wrote papers and took tests all in the name of education. If we could somehow put the real knowledge learned on a graph most would have a relatively steady and steep learning curve during those years of school. But what about from 20 years old and on to 90 years old or however old we make it to. If we could somehow measure actual knowledge, understanding, and wisdom gained in the last 70 years of our life what would it look like on a graph? There are some lifelong learners and genuine seekers of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, but not a lot. What most learn is what is force fed to them by life, jobs, and problems.
Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
Proverbs 2:2-4 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will discover the knowledge of God.
In our day and age being a learner is easier than ever. There are hundreds of thousands of hours of fabulous teaching on every topic under the sun available for free on the internet. My motto is when I am moving I listen, and when I am sitting I read. A smart phone and wireless ear buds can redeem hours of otherwise wasted time while driving, mowing the lawn, washing dishes, working on the car, etc
There are so many good books available now to read or listen with an audible version. YouTube has instructions on any topic you want to find information on.
The main requirement is to have a strong desire to always be learning new things, new skills, and having new experiences.