Difficulties In My Tech Journey: A Survival Guide

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Tech is swarming with opportunities and also challenges. There are so many new and exciting tech skills to learn with plenty of options, which can be overwhelming for newbies. So I want to share the challenges I encountered during my transition to tech to help as a guide for others in the future.

The best way out of a difficulty is through it. - Will Rogers

Conquering "Imposter Syndrome"

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Making someone constantly in doubt of skills, talents, or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as not capable or real. You are going to feel like your ideas suck anytime a task is given amongst teammates if you're in a boot camp.

When you experience a loss of confidence, remember that nobody expects you to know everything, especially as a beginner even for a year. It doesn't mean you're bad at what you do, you will improve if you willingly keep developing yourself.

Give Yourself Some Good Rest

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“Sleep is not for the weak.” You cannot operate in the day and night, get yourself enough rest for your well-being. We cannot dismiss the fact that you need extra hours every night brushing up on core skills and development fundamentals to increase your quality. Let’s face it, the best ways to accelerate your learning curve is putting in as much extra hours for rest.

Quality Over Quantity, Don't Rush

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I usually wanted to impress by trying out lots of projects all at once, but ended up not solving the problem. Well, it's normal for enthusiastic newbies, but quality over quantity is the way to go. Identifying a problem and solving them effectively should be a core value/skill for developers.

Enjoy the difficulty, love the process.

Love and laughter,

Kelechi

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