Seven times if necessary

I have a somewhat complicated relationship with formal education and had no plans to continue with it after turning 18. However in my early 20s, I somehow managed to (reluctantly) get back into it.

But what I’ve noticed in myself is that I give up way too easily. I often feel like if I don’t understand something the second or third time then that’s it. But in reality i should be willing to learn something seven times if necessary. The point is to learn and having a limited capacity on how much I’m willing to try is just self sabotage.