I'm going to expand on this topic when I write "the book", but for now, here's a thought:
When I was in high school, math was my worst subject. Oh no, wait, physical education and math were my worst subjects.
When I got home from school I would go into my room and sew...and dance. Hmm, no one ever told be that sewing was geometry and dance was exercise.
So, here I am; world famous dancer, sewing Bessie skirts and happy as can be.