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What's one bit of professional advice you'd give yourself from one year ago?

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What's one bit of professional advice you'd give yourself from one year ago?

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Sheldon Stevens

Find what interests you and stick to it. My bootcamp was focused on full stack development and I had the HARDEST time shaking the mindset of " I have to know 30 languages really well, study them, practice them, understand them and implement them simultaneously.. HOW does anyone do that?!" Well short answer is they don't, not one person can know everything about any language. From the bottom to the top everyone has to look things up, remind themselves of certain things, ask questions and fail on a consistent basis. That's the only way in my opinion to truly be a successful developer :) I am now solely focused on front end development with minimal knowledge of backend and I couldn't be happier. Instead of being good at 30 things strive to be GREAT at maybe 4 or 5.

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Solakunmi Oyedele

Don't try to do everything all at once.

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This!

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Scott Yang

Celebrate ALL achievements, and I mean ALL. No matter how "big" or "small" they seem. Coding is difficult, and being kind to yourself can be the difference between giving up or persisting and succeeding.

Spent 3 hours trying to understand for loops, and still don't fully understand? CELEBRATE

Learned how to declare variables? CELEBRATE

Spent half a day debugging an issue just to find out you forgot a simple operator? CELEBRATE

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timDeHof

Practice even what seems impossible.

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D'yara Williams

Most importantly stay consistent and remain focused on my goals.

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Anja

Mockups are NOT useless

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Jamie

Not at ALL! <3

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Hussain Codes

Network, network, network!
And don't underestimate the power of small consistent habits!

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Valeria Cerpa Salas

Organize yourself with a schedule, focus on one activity at a time and take time to rest, distract yourself and get a good night's sleep.

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M.Fahad Imtiaz

Try to focus on one thing at a time.

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Utkarsh Maurya

Stop wasting your time watching hours and hours of video lectures to understand a topic that you can just learn by reading docs in an hour.

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M.Fahad Imtiaz

To have started learning Web Development at freecodecamp

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Dulya Perera • Edited on

Try to get different error instead of getting same error.

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Juan F Gonzalez

Don't stay stuck in one path even if others say it's what you "should do". Trust yourself and change lanes if you feel the need.

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Sarah Bartley

Don't forget self care. Take care of yourself and remember it is ok to take a break if you need it.

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Jamie

To treat everyone I work with as a collaborator, not a competitor.

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Kasope Johnson

Enjoy failing!

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Stick with one language until a certain level. You can learn new stuff after finding a job.

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Claire Charles

Learn to connect with people and share my little wins

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Christopher Aaron

Whenever you start to doubt yourself, remember those who believe in you.

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Celestina

Keep practicing,it can only get better....and put your works out more

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Nancy Karnes

don't give up!!

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Aadarsh Kannan

The best way to learn is to do it!

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Jeffrey β€˜King the Asix’ Willis

Stop trying to follow the trends and maintain focused.

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ematkinsongit

Show up every single day to code, even if it's only for ten or twenty minutes. Any progress is better than nothing. Give yourself the gift of commitment and perseverance.

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Lol-Ola

Pick a goal, take baby steps and be consistent. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Oops that's more than one.

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Pablo Hernandez

Don't pure all the coffee @ once...
Take it slow and work on Excellence not Perfection...

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Lunuanaki

Start building a better social media presence sooner rather than later.

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BexπŸ‘©πŸΏβ€πŸ’»πŸ’œ

Failure is part of the journey