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Taking Responsibility for Your Programming Journey

There's another important skill you need to have, you need to possess, you need to get if you want to succeed as a programmer. Let's get stuck into talking about that in today's post.

We're talking about this other skill that you need to get in order to succeed as a programmer.

What is it? Well, it's taking responsibility for your future success.

I know that probably sounds corny but the reality is, it's no one else's fault but yours if you're not gonna succeed in this journey to become a programmer. There are people out there who can help you in your journey like the right instructor for the right course, the right author for the right e-book, the right boot camp. But ultimately it's up to you to find those resources and to take the necessary resources and to succeed.

It is easy (we probably all do it from time to time and I certainly have) to get frustrated and say something along the lines of "Well, that course didn't teach me programming the right way". Look, it's not the course's fault. That's the reality. You need to take responsibility and say, "If I'm gonna succeed as a programmer, I need to find the right courses, I need to re-watch the videos, I need to keep re-watching the videos, keep reading the e-book, keep doing the challenges or whatever it is so that I ultimately understand this and become a programmer".

So, get into the right mindset and also, there's another skill you need to also have and that is persistence. Check out my post here about that. Basically, these skills, taking responsibility and persistence are probably two of the most important skills that you need to possess and you can do this.

Hopefully, this has opened up to you the process of thinking a little bit further about this, and realizing that, "Okay, I need to take responsibility for my future success". So do that, and you're gonna dramatically increase your chances of succeeding as a programmer.

"Taking responsibility", get into it today.

You made it to the end of this post. Thanks for reading! If you've got any questions, feel free to leave a comment and I'll get back to you.