For learning boring stuff:
Step 1: Identify your actual interests.
Step 2: Actively figure out ways to apply whatever boring things you're learning to your actual interests, and vice versa.
Step 3: If you're unable to do so, you're not being creative enough.
Initially this process might lead you on tangents of distraction, because it takes time to apply things in this way, and before you know the teacher's talking about something else. So maybe initially you should go over everything again on your own using applied thinking until you get used to it. But stick with it and it'll become fairly automatic, and you'll have developed Ne greatly.
For doing boring work: I don't know, but I'll bet it's easier once you know the boring stuff.
It really depends on the work. Sometimes you can redefine a task or even a field according to your interests once you're able to relate the content. For the other stuff, just try to get it done as fast as possible so you can focus on cooler things.