You have to simply start making your work, and go public with your work, then raise the stakes, and do it again.
Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If they are not interested, it's like throwing marshmallows at their head and calling it eating.
Go on and do your work. Do it well. It is all you can do.
Ursula K. Le Guin
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education