You can put yourself into a situation — mentally and physically — where the demands are high. This is a very potent cocktail for forward movement.
But I’m also afraid that we bring that confusion over into our own adult lives as well. We completely throw away the concept of childlikeness because we mistaken it for childishness.
It’s like a kid walking into a room full of presents and birthday cake complaining about all the presents and 6 different flavors of ice-cream to choose from.