Workflow and Progression

hey guys just wondering, im currently doing the modelling workflow, and following the courses as listed in order, but i was wondering...

should i do everything in the specified order that its listed, or could i learn from 2 different flows at once? what i mean is, im interested in learning animation, but its the third workflow, and modelling is second, so should i wait and go through as listed, for the best learning experience, or learn from whichever one i chose?

thanks again