So, I finished my undergrad with a degree in applied mathematics, but when reading some graduate level texts and/or papers, I often find myself struggling. I eventually get there, but I often feel like I lack the intuition necessary to be able to come up with concepts on my own. I feel like I'm just missing some pivotal step in the journey to mathematical maturity.

Does anyone have any advice?

PS: If this means anything at all, as I was not a mathematics major, I did not take analysis or abstract algebra.

Does anyone have any advice?

PS: If this means anything at all, as I was not a mathematics major, I did not take analysis or abstract algebra.