The Secrets to Staying of Motivated & Focused When Learning to Code

Staying of Motivated Focused While Coding

As humans, we tend to lose interests in things easily. Computer programming or coding are no different.

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It can often lead you into a sticky situation where the simplest solutions fail to come to your mind. Moreover, it’s a well-known fact that software engineering jobs really test one’s patience with the long 9-to-9 job pattern and the complexities of new and upgraded technologies. ways to be successful in life So, are there ways one can Staying of Motivated Focused While Coding?

Yes, there are and I’m listing down a few especially for those who are new to the world of programming:

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. ― B.B. King

Beautiful Learning of Coding

#1. Be Sure This is It

There are few things more frustrating than doing something that has no point in the end.  Rick van Hattem

Coding creates magic but is certainly not magic. One should have a strong self-drive to learn and pursue it. Do not take up coding under parental or peer pressure. One either has a knack for it or they don’t. Every set task has a purpose to fulfill. Similarly, you can’t teach yourself coding if you don’t know what purpose it is solving.

When you’re in a code fix and unable to figure out a solution, don’t get frustrated. Just remember why you chose it in the first place.

Motivation is good, but not the answer to keep you going in the long run. Become passionate about what you do. ― Yad Faeq

Definitely, you can’t just have the ultimate drive to learn and utilize all of kinds codes from the very start. You need to just be positive and move ahead a little each day.

#2. Get to the Basics

A good mentor of mine told me if you want to create a flying car, then start with making some wheels into a skateboard, enjoy the skateboard and turn that into a bike and so on.  Yad Faeq

Learning to code can overwhelm you at times. So, never take it lightly. To code efficiently, your basics should be clear so that you can gain the expertise to solve complex problems in seconds.

One should concentrate on learning the basic syntax of a programming language and then proceed to write codes for practice. Do not overload yourself with expectations. Just take out time to master bits and pieces of valuable information and concepts.

Build a personal low-risk project that tackles a new idea or puts a new twist on an old idea.  Andy Maleh

Never doubt the capabilities of resources available. Be sharp and imbibe knowledge and experience from where you can. For example, if you can’t join a Java programming classroom course, then learn Java coding online. Read books and research on the web to improve your skills. Work on a new project with your friends or participate in hackathons.

#3. Mentors Rule

Get training or regular mentoring by an expert in the language of choice or technology you aspire to master.  Andy Maleh

Everyone should learn how to code. it teaches you how to think. ― Steve Jobs

Knowledge is to be shared and acted upon. Besides those who’ve had the will and confidence to self-learn, most programmers will share a lot of learnings from their mentor. A mentor could be anyone who can create and satiate the sense of curiosity in you. They connect theory to practice in order to drive a certain response.

A mentor can easily figure out your mistakes and help remove roadblocks that slow you down. They offer you real-world experience. From coding along with you to throwing new challenges to get you ready for a job, mentors help everywhere.

#4. Keep Your Work Intact

To learn, build and not be proud of what you’ve achieved is meaningless. Especially, when you work hard and do something exceptional, the world should know it. Thus, keep a collection of your work intact. Whenever you feel demotivated, you can always refer to this and see how far you’ve come. Your work portfolio is beyond the purpose of finding a job and more about your great accomplishments.

#5. Move On

I try to keep in mind that the shortest distance between me and my goal is just to do the damn thing.  Matthew Johnson

Yes, move on! Move on from cribbing about your code problem. Think about it only to solve it. Sometimes, you just have to calm yourself down and bring more clarity in thoughts. Unnecessarily overthinking and taking tension is useless. Utilize that time to free your mind and actually think about the coding issue in a new light.

On the other hand, you can just “Do nothing about it. That’s right, forget about whatever is bothering you.
― Marcos Rodriguez

Rest is very important. It helps you recover from stress, giving you a fresh opportunity to re-examine the coding problem.

#6. Keep Life in Balance

I have seen many coders sit for hours, days and nights trying to get work done. These people often forget that there is something beyond the virtual world. It leads to stressful situations where they start feeling anxiety while participating in an everyday conversation.

This leads to frustration and even more dangerous depression. So, be passionate about coding but also spend some time with your family and friends. Take out time for a stroll in a park or play a physical sport that refreshes both mind and body.

Staying of Motivated Focused While Coding

Programming is a very introverted activity, so getting enough human contact can also be a challenge, especially for those people, like me, who were drawn to programming because they are themselves introverts. Making sure that I get enough social contact has been a challenge, so I started taking acting and improv classes. ― Christoph Wagner 

Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmer write code that humans can understand. ― John Johnson

Quote About Programming

Quote About Programming

First, Solve The Problem. Then Write The Code. ― John Johnson

Without requirements or design, programming is the art of adding bugs to an empty text file. ― Louis Srygley

Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it. ― Patrick McKenzie

No one in the brief history of computing has ever written a piece of perfect software. It’s unlikely that you’ll be the first. ― Andy Hunt

Java is to JavaScript as ham is to hamster.  ― Jeremy Keith, Resilient Web Design


Believe in Yourself Quotes Which Helps You To Motivate Yourself!

#7. Grow Stronger with Community Support

You need more than just a group of friends when you’re a coder. You need to be a part of some communities for developers. Currently, there are many communities even for beginners on the web. You can meet and encourage anyone who is curious about programming and also learn from the experience of others.

Final Words:

I’d love to hear how you started on your coding journey, tips on how you stay motivated or just come say Hi in the comments. Hope these tips help you Staying of Motivated Focused While Coding and let you pursue coding with passion.