Let me tell you something about me: I was never a good learner. You could say I never learned to learn.
Going through University right now this troubles me a lot as you can think and therefore I decided to quit complaining and put an end to it.
So recently I started my very own approach of learning how to learn and I found this to be very true:
The brain is liek a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
Do not neglect your brains!
This does not apply solely to school, college or university but to every aspect of your life, be it work, hobbies or play.
Use your brains, educate yourself! It may be a rough start, but once you get used to it, you will enjoy it. A lot!