On this podcast with Lex Fridman, physicist Sean Carroll was asked about how he thinks in an interdisciplinary fashion and how to motivate others to think in an interdisciplinary fashion. And there was an interesting insight around motivation, and the lack or necessity of it. Read on.
“I think about this sometimes - a guy knows a personal trainer and he was asked on a podcast, how do we psych ourselves up to do a workout? How do we make that discipline to go and work out? And he’s like, why are you asking me? Like, I can’t stop working out. Like, I don’t need to psych myself up. And likewise, you know, you asked me, how do you get to have interdisciplinary conversations and all sorts of different things, all sorts of different people. Like that’s what makes me go right. Like, that’s I couldn’t stop doing that. I did that long before any of them were recorded.” - Sean Carroll