I'm an insatiable learner and love the transformation that comes with it. Too often I've given up just before making an important breakthrough. What I have learned from sticking with it regardless of overwhelm (learn to take breaks, exercise, meditate), confusion or frustration, is that these emotions often intensify just before you break through to a new discovery about yourself and what you are capable of.
I love Wayne Dyers saying - that transformation can happen in a moment if you change the thoughts you think and the words you speak, and it can happen in any given moment.
Every time you are engaged in any kind of transformational learning, and are feeling either confused or frustrated, rather than give up, get excited about the fact that you are about to make a breakthrough.
Our bio chemistry can sometimes trick us into giving up just before a breakthrough. By sticking it out, doing the work, following through. Not giving in to feelings of confusion or frustration, rather acknowledging them as a sign that a break through is about to happen, can be a powerful paradigm shift worth taking the time to understand.