Well said. I was often told I'd never get better unless I played for money. I'd reply that I really didn't need to gamble to enjoy working at getting better. Then I'd mention that if they really wanted to play for money, I could call my honorary nephew. They'd ask his name, I'd say it. (693 Fargo)If I can only enjoy a game by betting, I don't like the game well enough to waste my time playing.
Suddenly, they didn't want to get better.