“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions”
The success in the self-taught developer world didn’t just give me the lifestyle I have always wanted to have, it didn’t just open new doors, and overflowing opportunities, the journey itself has been one of the best experiences I have ever had.
It helped me grow as a person, I failed more than a hundred times and succeeded on a few ones, but the thing is that — freedom comes with a price.
It will require everything from you, to be honest, it will take everything you’ve got. …
“Discipline, consistency, and perseverance, will take you places motivation never could.”
Your direction is more important than your speed.
You have to win first in your head, and your heart before you can win everything else — some of the things I’ve learned after I decided to take on this another challenge.
I finished college through my football varsity scholarship, I finally found my dream job by becoming a self-taught software developer, and now I decided to take on a new one — cycling.
I love challenges, I love discovering new things, I love beating my yesterdays, and most importantly I love to win — and I think cycling is perfect for me to learn how to silent my mind. …
“Good ideas are always crazy until they’re not.” — Elon Musk
I was cleaning up some of my stuff and I saw that old signage I created out of a bond paper and a pen that changed my life forever.
“6 months > 3 years”
Almost 5 years ago today I can still remember I placed it just in front of my bed so its the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing before I sleep, a reminder that nothing is impossible in life — if you are just willing to give everything you’ve got.
As this year is about to end, I can’t stop thinking about a lot of things, so many people have been struggling, so many things had happened and all I can hear are noises from people that were always complaining. …
“I am still learning.” — Michelangelo
After taking these free courses, don’t forget to leave a thumbs-up and a token of gratitude for our teachers, instructors, and mentors for providing these awesome courses for free.
They gave so much time and effort just so they can share their knowledge and hoping to help fellow developers, and just a thumbs-up and a thank-you would mean a lot to them, that’s for sure.
Let’s be the best developer by simply helping each other. Always remember that in this developer world, the farthest stranger could be your greatest supporter, so learn the value of giving and you will receive abundance in unexpected ways. …
“Nothing worth having comes easy.”
If you are one of those geniuses, do skip this part, and if not — welcome to the club.
It is like cracking your brain open.
There will be those days wherein you will realize how stupid you are and there will be days wherein you will get frustrated because you feel like you are just ordinary when your whole life you’ve always thought you could be something special.
You are not alone.
All those feels are part of the process. …
“I know for sure what we dwell on is who we become” — Oprah Winfrey
I am not saying you stick to just one programming language in your lifetime, I am referring to those who really don't understand how learning works.
Trying to learn everything all at once is definitely a road to disaster, so creating a plan before you even choose a path is crucial, you can always test the water but you can’t dive right away.
I started without knowing anything about the proper way of doing things, most of the resources available before were all pretty generic, I couldn’t find any articles or videos that were intended for proper ways of taking the Self-taught developer path, so I had to test and test and see which ones work. …
“Things are only impossible until they’re not.” — Jean Luc Picard
Freedom comes with a price, and if you are willing to do everything it takes, if you are willing to give everything you have, it will reward you more than you could ever imagine.
Everything we have in life is just the consequences of the choices that we make, from choosing to get up when your alarm hits or choose to hit the snooze button for another 10mins 10x over — from choosing to grab a book or read an article over scrolling on your social media accounts watching other people’s lives. …
“If people are doubting how far you can go, go as far that you can’t hear them anymore.” — Michael Ruiz
But you need to have a solid foundation to make this effective.
Start with the basics of Web Development, do your homework, and create a plan, a map that will serve as your guide.
There are so many options today, it’s hard to know which one is better and which one to pick until you find yourself procrastinating.
Do your homework, find what works, find the demands, and start there.
If you don’t know which direction to take, then look around, find what works in your city in your area, what do businesses are looking for, study the job posting, what platform are they interested in, find out what language has the most job opening, then decide, you are smart enough to know which one to take. …
If you quit now, you’ll end up right back where you first began. And when you first began, you were desperate to be where you are right now. Keep going.
Your stack will be your identity. It could build you or break you, so mind your stack.
It is hard to see the future. …
If you can’t change the situation, change the way you think.
This was my main reason why I started this developer journey, I got so tired and done with following rules, letting a company decides when can you take your break or vacation, when can you sleep or make time with your families, some companies really svck at their employees, for 3 years it was a hard pill I needed to swallow.
It wasn’t a life, they don’t need humans, they need robots, who follow rules word by word, they hate it when you think and use common sense, they wanted me to follow, I almost got drown in that ‘every parent’s dream corporate job for their kids’. …