One of the most detrimental thoughts a person can have is that the way they are now is the way they’ll always be. Thinking of your brain as a static, fully-evolved, weirdly shaped, and probably kinda mushy pink thing is crippling your growth. Instead, think of it as an ever-evolving, malleable, weirdly shaped, and probably kinda mushy pink thing.
Dinosaurs! Look out! They’re blocking your path. There’s only one thing to do - pull back on your slingshot and aim carefully…
Does this sound like any math class you’ve been part of? Does this even sound like math?
You load the slingshot with a piece of fruit and look closely at the dinosaurs. You know each dinosaur only likes fruit with certain attributes. If you can feed them the fruit they like, maybe you can get past them.