By nature, I like to feel good
I don't want stress. I want to feel peaceful.
But real learning happens with discomfort
The more embarrassed you are, the more you have to learn. For coding, if you push yourself, you will feel confused. It's uncomfortable
As humans, we optimize for this comfort
It's the anti-thesis to true learning.
The reason for Schools and Coaches
That's why these guys are necessary. They push us a little past our comfort. But when they're gone? We return back to comfort
I try to game my brain
I try to challenge myself to something. The discomfort of failing a challenge matches the discomfort of the actual challenge
The goal is to maximize my learning.