The only journey in tech that matters, is your own. Stop comparing yourself to these developers on social media. Some of them are fast learners, Some had a head start. Also, some lie! Stop using social media as the ruler to which you gauge and measure your life on.
A good friend of mine took 6 years to become a software engineer. It took me a little less than a year. Want to know something interesting? Both of our titles are "Software Engineer". His title isn't "Took 6 years Engineer". No. Same title. Same paycheck. There is no reward for rushing through and there is no punishment for taking longer. The ONLY journey in tech that matters, is your own!
The only path that matters is your own. So many people get caught up in the idea of "I need to become a developer in 6 months!", "90 days until I make 6 figures!", "6 weeks until I change my life!". This isn't real. Sure there are some cases where someone really did well and got a job quickly, but for each one of those cases there has to be hundreds that took ten times longer to achieve the same.
Stop under valuing yourself! You are amazing and valuable! You are truly great! Bring value to the table and companies will want you. Increase your skill set and they will be drawn to you and your abilities!
I look forward to seeing you grow.
You may be down, but you haven't sung your last song yet. You haven't shown your best talent yet, you haven't tapped into your abilities yet. It is time YOU shock yourself! Show yourself how great you are!
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