Location, Location, Location
Learning with understanding is easy, and the one thing most forget about is the enviornment that needs to be there for the best conditions to take place and to the maximum effect. Learn to use the "get around the landscape" of where to place your training. Usually, its easiest to "get around the landscape" if your being taught by someone else! Its best if they have had experience or just want to help is okay too. Everyone can benefit greatly by having any enviornment geared toward actively using their learning with understanding in "get around the landscape". Very repetitive but I hope the words sink in, or at the very least you try it out once. At the best you'll make tons of progress putting your brain to active duty than just being a computer and learning with understanding.