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Suppose I need to study something that is required by my job. But the study-materials are either very much hard to learn or boring or tedious.

How can I develop a solid interest in those stuffs?

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I always find a topic more interesting if I can relate it directly to a current project (personal or work) that I'm doing. It helps me apply the material after learning it, which can help me see why it's useful and also how I can use it. –  Raystafarian Dec 20 '13 at 19:41

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Developing interest and motivation is kind of a fuzzy topic, but in my experience it helps if I remind myself why I need or better want to do something. Why it is the best thing for me to do right now and then set myself challenges, break down tasks etc.

Its really important though to get the sense of you want to do it. You want it to become your mission that you have to fulfill, the Monster you have to slay. I tend to get martial with those things.

I Hope that helps.

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If the study material are badly organised, don't use them but design your own way to study the topic. I personally like Anki a lot. Studying any topic is fun with Anki.

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I noticed you are recommending Anki a lot in several of your answers. If you are just a happy user that's fine, but note that this site requires you to mention any affiliation. –  THelper Jul 28 at 8:41
@THelper : Despite being a daily user of Anki, my affiliation with Anki is that I have an active forum account over there with normal user privileges. I haven't contributed any code or otherwise have formal ties. –  Christian Jul 28 at 11:00

I would seriously consider not doing it given the little bakground you've described. making knowledge stick when there is little interest seldom works in my experience.

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