I recently made the decision to take private lessons from a highly regarded jazz guitarist in my area and after returning from the first lesson with my study material, I lack a lot of the motivation to learn the chords and modes he has prescribed to me. The study material is chord inversions for maj7, 6, mi7, 7, and 9 chords and the scales are all the degrees of the major modes. My teacher said to take as much time as I needed to learn, but I gave myself a personal deadline of 3 weeks which is in a few days. I desperately want to move on to the next lesson, but the one I'm learning now is a huge roadblock I can't seem to pass. Is there a way to help myself be motivated to learn the material? Or maybe some assistance to help make memorizing it easier?