I always like to use the **Low Resolution** / **High Resolution** analogy.
In the 90s when you were trying to see a picture on a website the picture will be downloaded completely at the only resolution available, therefore you will see the picture being trace line by line, from the top and taking sometimes several minutes to complete. (For just 1 picture) forget about streaming video back then.
But someone got an idea. What if, when there was a picture on a website, the picture will be available on different levels of resolution?
The picture will be downloaded first at a lower resolution, very much pixelated but very quick, and then it will be downloaded over that first impression several times, improving the resolution each time.
The size of the collection of pictures will be larger and the time to download was slightly bigger, but the feeling of watching the whole picture from the beginning and see how the resolution was improving in front of our eyes was a much better approach than seeing the picture being drawn line by line.
This is the approach I like to take when learning maths. Do a first pass learning things at "low resolution" don't go very much into deep. Not trying to understand everything from the beginning. Then go back and try a different but similar problem and try to go a little bit deeper this time. If there is something that you don't understand, don't get stuck in there for so much, give priority to get the problem solved and get the right answer. Write down what you don't understand and keep going.
Each time you do a problem, you'll get a better understanding of the concept, and you'll let less and less room to ignore things that you don't understand.
Then, when you are familiar with the concept, you can have the luxury of downloading the picture at maximum resolution and stop at every detail that you don't understand.
Trying to do this from the beginning will get you stuck with half of the picture, and it will be very difficult to see where are you going and what are you trying to achieve.