What actually works to give lasting, internal motivation?
- Experiencing an Aha! moment [Kalid. I got chills when things finally clicked.]
Let’s be honest: what actually helped you? Not what you think what others want.
- Seeing real-world applications
- Treating math as a skill to practice (like language) vs. an inherent talent. (Music/art is similar, “I’m not an art person”.)
Kalid: Real-world applications are interesting but not as meaningful as seeing the idea itself.
What can I do in seconds to like math more? Minutes? Hours? Days? Weeks?