I want to return to follow FCC

Hi coders,
I had left this adventure due to various personal commitments and now I want to return to follow FCC again, but I still have strong doubts about my ability to code.
I like code , but I have already done this route several times without being successful :pensive:.
Do you have any suggestions for me?

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Welcome back camcode!

Just look around in the other posts here. You’ll find lots of good suggestions.

Good luck with your study!

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I think it depends on you definition of success. I am a full-time web developer and I felt successful when I got my job but then I realized others were better than me so that feeling went away very quickly. I don’t think you ever stop doubting your skills because there is so much you can learn. You just sort of realize you are better than where you were a month ago or a year ago and that gives you some hope. But honestly that is a good thing because it causes you to grow as a developer.

Trust me I struggled for years wondering if I would ever “get it”, I stopped a few times because I didn’t think I was where I should be. I finally decided to buckle down and continue to learn and after 3 months if I didn’t get it I was done and here I am as a full-time developer so it worked out.

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@camcode I relate with you in everyway. I am an final year ECE undergrad based in India who always loved coding since my high school. But I never ever gave importance to it and was on/off practicing it and I totally lost my interest in it. I pursued Electronics during my college time and was successful with securing some good internships, but now I finally decided to come back to coding and I am starting from absolute scratch. Honestly its a struggle for me,but for every successfully compiled code it just keeps pushing me further to do more and with time , you will get good at it.
Coding is just a fancy term to use your logical abilities to solve problems .
Just keep practicing it regularly and make sure you spend at least 30 mins on it everyday if not more…

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All you gotta do is try your best and that will always be enough.
Keep on coding.

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You can start by setting smaller goals.

Instead of striving to complete all of FCC, maybe make it a goal to complete 10 exercises/challenges or so. Once that’s done, you can set longer and more difficult goals.

Treat each completed goal, however small it is, a success. Sometimes we need to learn to congratulate ourself for doing the small things.

My theory has always been, “Just do it!!” Yes, life is a Nike commercial…

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