My tricks on learning things faster is really hanmering down the fundamentals.
Mere exposure to certain concepts, situations, and problems are great for right-brain learning as well as taking advantage of our evolutionary propensity to recall mental imagery.
Elon Musk likens knowledge to a semantic tree, whereas I'd liken it to a spiderweb where overlapping concepts create stronger connections.
As far as the practicality, you'll have to experiment with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning. But as a general rule though, humans learn through osmosis. Being in an environment of navy seals means they'll rub off on you, for example.
Repetition I would consider left-brain oriented learning.