It is the end product that should be in the focus of your attention, you should always keep your eyes on the ball and concentrate on the final result.
It is much more helpful to concentrate on the process, on small steps you take every day along the lengthy road towards your goal. Focus on the process helps you to prevent procrastination and automate the learning process, by turning it into a habit. Ironically, it helps you to achieve your goal while enjoying the process of getting there. For example, the end goal in learning a foreign language is to be able to speak it fluently, but you will not get there unless you get into a habit of doing seemingly mindless and boring exercises for 10 minutes every day.