One is to learn. The other is to grow.
We learn when we look at our problem with our existing perspective, but develop our knowledge and skills to overcome it.
“I want to lose weight for my wedding day, so I’m reading the newest detox diet book to find out how.”
We grow, on the other hand, when we reach an entirely new perspective in order for a better solution to be found.
“How much I weigh at my wedding will not actually influence my experience, as I see that, 1) I am so much more than my body, and 2) the possible judgements of others do not define who I am.”
Sometimes, of course, learning is exactly what is required.
But much of the time, the universe is full of wondrous things that are patiently waiting for our minds to grow, in order for us to see them.