Creating Passionate Users, is a great blog, dedicated to 'brain and metacognition, most especially--how the brain works and how to exploit it for better learning and memory'.
This post title 'How to be an expert' got my attention last week. In essence it explores the thesis/idea that 'The only thing standing between you-as-amateur and you-as-expert is dedication'. Explore how dedication is part of moving from drop out to amateur to expert. Lots of application to anything we want to learn to do.