Lifelong learning means you can learn whatever you want to learn. This in and of itself makes learning easier. Learning doesn’t have to be something someone else says it is, it can be whatever you want it to be.
Never discard information as useless. Even information you think couldn’t possibly be valuable, ever, may come in handy when you least expect it. It may just be the titbit you need to spark the conversion you need to germinate the seeds of a big deal.
Read. Learn. Read and learn some more. Steel with your eyes and ears, and never be so conceited to think you know more than anyone else, they have nothing to teach you. Stop speaking and listen occasionally, you’ll be amazed at what you hear.