First of all, i am doing my best to learn the codes (html for now) and even though i am stuck i solve the given task then again i am feeling very down lately and feel like will never be able to reach my goal and be successful
I understand, when you look at what there is to learn, it’s sometimes scary. But it’s not a race you have to look at your own progress not that of others, in France/Belgium we say “it’s by forging that you become a blacksmith” or “Rome was not built in 1 day”. It’s all a matter of perseverance and daily work, the results will come by themselves!
The whole thing look so intimidating sometimes, but taking them bit by bit, asking questions and having a good rest and quality sleep helps a lot.
I’m a newbie, I just started few weeks ago but with time I’m beginning to catch up. Sometimes when it seems like my brain is blowing hot, I just give myself some break, sometimes a day or two then go back again. This method has been helpful and I can see a huge progress in my learning.
I try to remind myself that learning something new is uncomfortable but I love the feeling I get when I finally breakthrough.
I used to feel this way constantly. I still have nightmares where I’d be missing a whole swath of things and have to “start over”.
I usually wake up though and realize what I have done, and also keep in mind I don’t need to consider everything, only what’s next. With an idea of what I need to “do next”, I usually go back to sleep knowing thats all I needed to plan, or care about moving forward.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” - Lao Tzu
I usually provide the following at the end of most of my posts:
Good luck, keep learning, keep building
The subject of your study may change, but the overall process of learning will be the same. Hence just keep doing what you’re doing, and know everyone else that is sticking with it is doing the same, and having the same struggles.
Learning development isn’t fast or easy, but it isn’t impossible. I usually say anyone can do it if they have enough time, grit and an internet connection.
@ibelongabroad if you enjoy coding and if your goal is going to help you grow, I would continue pursuing it! For me, learning to code wasn’t just about the end goal. It was realizing that it was going to take me a long to get there, but if I could achieve something so big that I wasn’t sure I could achieve, I knew I could achieve anything else that I would put my mind to moving forward. And that is what has been happening. It took me 5 years after college to get my first software engineer role and it has been nothing but amazing. Even to this day I get stuck, feel down, and then when I end up solving a problem, I know at that point I grew just a little bit more You got this!