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 .
Do you have any suggestions for me?
Welcome back camcode!
Just look around in the other posts here. You’ll find lots of good suggestions.
Good luck with your study!
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.
@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…
All you gotta do is try your best and that will always be enough.
Keep on coding.
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…