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Discussion on: Were you born to be a developer?

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Luís Costa

I have not been coding since I was little. In fact, I only discovered coding right until before I decided to take a CS degree in college. I started coding by then (I was like 18, Im 24 now). I feel like we just need to define our own path. Learn as we go, and stop comparing ourselves to others. As long as you're doing the best you can, optimizing your own productivity and learning, you're doing ok. Don't feel pressured by trying to catch up with others or to try and be "ahead" of others. It's fruitless effort. Focus on yourself. Develop good habits and do the best work you can do. If you do that, you can't say that you were necessarily "born" to be a developer, but you were born to be a good worker, and that's good.