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Seeking Insights: How Do You Sustain Motivation 🧠

How are you maintaining motivation throughout your learning journey in programming?

29th Jan 2024, 4:17 AM
Mailani Benjamin
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I don't worry about motivation. Motivation is for trying to make yourself do what you don't want to do. I do what I want to do. I don't do what I don't want to do.
29th Jan 2024, 7:11 AM
Rain
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rest breaks. variation. challenges. awesome projects. more rest breaks.
29th Jan 2024, 4:36 AM
Bob_Li
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its simple "A B C" always be coding
30th Jan 2024, 9:36 PM
Auto Tavern
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There's a saying, "action follows motivation". A wise teacher once told me motivation follows action. Sometimes it's best to just start working on something, the motivation will come once you get started. When you learn a new lesson, try making the concept your own. Figure out a way to apply the lesson in a way that's more interesting or relatable to yourself. I often copy the code from a lesson into the code playground and mess around with it for a while, changing the variables and parameters to see how far I can push it. Myself, being a musician, I got into Csound which is essentially a coding method of producing music, built around C/C++. I like to take ideas from programming lessons and apply them to my music. Lately I've been inspired to create graphics to go along with the music so got into html/css/js to find ways to create animations to accompany the audio. Tldr: try to also program in a personally meaningful way. Then it's not always work, it's play. Nice way to "take a break".
29th Jan 2024, 1:32 PM
Scott D
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