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Malcolm Mikazuki
Malcolm Mikazuki

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I Failed...

Today I learned in one of my most recent Project submissions I have done for my Bootcamp for Javascript I was awarded a fail.

2 marks away from a pass...
SO.. What does this mean for me?

Should I give up? Should I pack it in and try and go back to what I know doing customer service or doing IT support??

No.. I don't want to do that. I still want to be a developer, I still want to push myself and try to reach new heights.. I still want to be able to improve myself in this industry and be able to build products and services that can be of use to people. And let's be real I still want to change careers so I can afford a better life for myself and my family.

I thought I would be crushed my grade for failing in the project I submitted.. Hell.. I believe I even failed my most recent project I submitted because of the time constraints put on me to learn all the material within one month and start a project within one week to finish. But you know what... It's all good. EVEN if I do fail, I will just have to pick myself up and try submitting the project again.

The only thing I can do is improve on what I failed on and try and go further! In the end these projects Im doing for the boot camp are all for my benefit and no-one elses. SO I have to keep believing in myself and keep trying to finish this journey that I pushed myself to start. I have to finish this story I started because I owe it to myself to be able to change my life and go for what I want and need!

I hope for everyone feeling down out there about not getting that job, not getting that pass grade, not getting that call back from a potential client that this Post can inspire them to not give up and keep pushing!

You deserve it and you got this! 👊🏿

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D. Armstrong

Hi! I just wanted to say I appreciate your article! I failed my first project exam in December, and I am currently retaking a stack in my bootcamp. Learning to code and becoming a DEV is the most challenging goal I have set for myself. The positivity and encouragement to keep pushing toward your goal is inspiring to me because at times I question whether this is the right goal for me. It is easy to feel imposter syndrome when so many people seem much more talented and smarter. Thanks for the encouraging article. It helps a lot to see that other people struggle too. Failure is not the end, it's the beginning into the journey of understanding!

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Malcolm Mikazuki

Thank you so much for this and yes its true, I feel like we all go through the same things in this joruney of becominga dev in these bootcamps or even self taught joruneys. The imposter syndrome can hit really hard.

I even found out in my bootcamp that its quite common for some students to fail a project and have to resubmit so its affirmed to me its ok to drop off and just get back on the horse!

We are all meant to be here! So Dont give up! Keep going! You got this!