Hello everyone. I just wanna share my thoughts, english isn’t my native but I’ll do my best to write.
Just a guy who loves computer and music, abandon his Computer Science college 5 years ago, and mostly work on non IT related, know some basic programming language, didn’t consider himself as intelligent person, and his dream job is Developer stuffs (Frontend, Backend, etc)
It’s been a year since I quit my last job (non IT related) and I dive back into coding to get my dream job. I practice and practice, do a project-based tutorial, buy a course, do a FCC curicculum but still didn’t find any difference with my problem solving (Well, I still lack of discipline and focus whenever on practice)
I am currently taking an Internship on local company as React Native Developer, the people are good, they willing to help and teach me whenever I face problem. But the thing is, I don’t really want to rely on them too much and yet I still face a lot of problem and needs their help.
I’ve been asking often to myself, “What did you really do last year? Do you even practice? It seems didn’t pay off, isn’t it?”
I almost gave up, willing to abandon my dream, everything. But I don’t, why? Cause I have this mindset to reflect my life. So 10 years ago, I practice music, 8 hours a day, I dive deeper to explore. Then 8 years later, people’s like “Are you sure you didn’t take a major on music? You seems pretty good at it”
Well, I never take a music school or anything. I am self-taught, I just dive deeper and explore a lot.
And now whenever this setback came in, I triggered this mindset and say it to myself “Don’t give up. Remember 10 years ago when you start on music? You’re gonna do this again, on programming, and get your dream job come true!”
That’s it, this is why until now I still focus on my programming stuffs. I know, it will be paid someday. End of the story…
Like I said, I don’t consider myself as an intelligent person, but is programming really for everyone who willing to try and never give up? What’s your opinion?