If you like the idea of a to-learn list, but found my approach too loose, you might check out Michele Martin’s post on a similar subject: 10 Tips for Creating a Personal Learning Plan. I love that she leads with the question: What strengths do you want to develop? – I’m a big fan of the strengths-based approach. It’s also heartening to know that other professional face the same challenges with regard to focusing learning efforts. Michele’s approach to conquering that is more concrete than mine.