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Great article. I wholeheartedly agree with all of the points you covered here Milecia.

One thing to remember as well especially when learning a new language or framework is to keep it small at the beginning especially if you don't have a lot of time.

Sometimes we get too excited to an idea that we overestimate what we can achieve within the amount of time that we want to invest in learning it and then we get overwhelmed with all of the concepts that needs to be learned. It's one of the reasons why don't finish what we started. I also fall into this trap sometimes 😬

What's important is to break it down, to get the scope of what you wanted to learn and then define a specific goal that you wanted to achieve from learning this new thing, a success criteria. For example, learning the basics of Javascript to create a simple calculator.

That's all. Cheers!

 
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