Let's start with a couple of metaphors. First, the warriors. We need to become Warrior Learners and practice Warrior Learning. I like this romanticized version of Uncas from James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans.
Now that we've remade ourselves as Learning Warriors (and this is an ongoing process that takes some much longer than others), on to the next metaphor. It's time to eat. We're going to treat our reading assignment as if we're going to eat a baked potato. When served, the potato can look something like this: