Just starting to learn to code?

Hey folks, since we are all here to learn, I thought I would share an article that I found super helpful when I was starting to learn to code. It helped set realistic expectations and ultimately saved me from quitting several times. I hope this helps someone else not give up too.

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Thank you Ill give this a read!! My motivation for the JavaScript is so low at the moment. And the Time of Need for new skills is Ultimate with this current situation

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I hope you find it useful. Learning to code can definitely be a painful process at times. But as you said the Time of Need is Ultimate right now. The benefits will outweigh the pain in time. Fight through the pain my friend. You can do it!

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Thanks for sharing! always good to have some backup :smile:

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Thank you for posting Thinkful. I suck at time management and prioritising. And the other thing is I’m trying to run before I can even crawl. So your post helps me to reorganise, slow down and not jump in and out of the next new thing online. I have all my marbles in the morning and slowly lose them as the day progresses. So the hard stuff for 2 hours, the rest of the time is research. I have 3 days a week that are mine. This allows me 6 hours a week intense study and hopefully it sticks. The trick is the absorption rate.

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Sounds like you have a good plan.

Remember to be flexible and gentle with yourself. You don’t want to burn out. Listen to you body!

My apologies CurlyBracketEffect - I should have thanked you for the post on Why Learning to Code is So Damn Hard. And believe me - my body IS the boss. I feel so privileged that I’m in this revolution with like minded people. When I talk to family and friends - there is an immediate glazed look, so I love the fact that this forum is available to share, to dump and to support.

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I’m glad I could help in whatever way. And I’m glad you’ve found your way to the community.

ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

Whanau, whanau, whanau. Family, family, family.

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