I think I might need an intervention.
I have this thing, this disease, where I always have to try to figure things out on my own instead of just looking up to see how it’s done and moving on.
Today, for example, I thought, “I’m going to make a carousel slider from scratch”. It worked, but it took me a couple of hours. Instead I could have looked up the code somewhere, read it over to make sure I understand it and moved on to the next thing. When I was done with that, I started wondering how to use the mouse scroll as input to control elements (such as when you scroll down a page and it speeds up and snaps in place at the next section) so I played with that for a while.
The only thing I “look up” is the most basic statements and syntax and spend all my time trying to assemble them in a way that works instead of being more efficient and learning at 5x the pace, which is what I should be doing.
How do I stop wanting to figure it all out on my own and “seeing if I can do it”?