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Professional burnout or lack of motivation?

I think it's a familiar topic to many self-learners, so how do you handle with it?

18th Aug 2020, 7:02 PM
Kate - avatar
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if possible I make a rest. I offer classes in community highschools for things I want to learn. This way it doesn't matter whether or not I am motivated. When class begins I need good knowledge. no way out.
18th Aug 2020, 7:10 PM
Oma Falk
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phil I think that would be a great idea, but I see a couple of difficulities about it... All the contributions of the community are voluntary and often casual / unreliable. Apart from very basic help, it is not easy to collaborate with someone even on a small project, sharing code changes back and forth is a pain (I've tried that). Exchange of ideas is fine on the discussion forum, but there's another problem of the forum being heavily polluted by duplication, irrelevant topics and spam. So it is quite difficult to find those topics that are worth the effort, for those who genuinely want to help. ...this turned out to be quite a rant and I realise it is slightly offtopic.. But I can feel your frustration about this. Anyway my advice, try to make friends who share the same interest, follow people and post stuff about your activity in your feed,, and ask questions on the forum (supported by code attached). Well formulated questions have a good chance to attract a substantial and helpful answer at some point.
18th Aug 2020, 9:08 PM
Tibor Santa
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Read the SoloLearn blog :) "Maintaining Your Motivation To Learn To Code" 25 June 2020
18th Aug 2020, 7:27 PM
Tibor Santa
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I think most are interested by freelance job to handle with machines communication and it is easy for most than human relationships.
18th Aug 2020, 7:12 PM
HBhZ_C - avatar
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Who exactly gets burned out? How does it manifest itself?
19th Aug 2020, 11:38 AM
Computer Engineer
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Tibor Santa thank you for advice ūüėČ
18th Aug 2020, 7:28 PM
Kate - avatar
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Burnout the the lack of motivation. ūüĒ•ūüĒ•ūüĒ•
20th Aug 2020, 3:11 AM
Sanjay Kamath
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I would say "goals" are the top motivators, I set some long term goals and I am being motivated by them
20th Aug 2020, 5:31 PM
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Oma Falk oo, it's interesting and win-win way, but not for everyone :)
18th Aug 2020, 7:18 PM
Kate - avatar
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2 tips: when taking the courses, allow yourself some short breaks and try to keep a fixed schedule! Good luck!
20th Aug 2020, 12:46 PM
Thiago Cosentino
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It happens from time to time with some people. So, recall your main idea of learning programming (your aim). Programming is merely an instrument to incarnate some ideas. Many people forget it and learn 'how to code', but it's not just about Coding, but solving problems. The main my recommendation is to remember 'Why do you actually learn programming?', that's it! ;)
26th Aug 2020, 5:10 AM
Arsen Kudryashov
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A quote from the blog post Tibor Santa linked: ‚ÄöOne SoloLearner, Hatsy Rei, says, ‚ÄúI have three students who I help on the site and I feel a responsibility to help them become all that they can be. This cycle of teaching and learning keeps me motivated.‚ÄĚ‚Äė - I would really like to see a peer system or buddy system where experienced coders help beginners with small projects. I find myself often giving up after hours and hours googling an issue and would think that if I had a mentor I could get some new hints (and motovation) what to try out.
18th Aug 2020, 8:41 PM