If you don't feel like reading too much but you're kinda curious about my series "Jr. dev do not give up", you have come to the right place ✨. Here I just want to make a quick sum up of why you should not give up🙅♀️.
Obviously this is my take, but if you think there are more reasons, please, pretty please, share them with us in the comments below 💬👇🏽 so we can keep supporting each other in our development path.
Maybe you are thinking...hmmm yes I have! BUT you don't. You already have a "nope" 🙅.
You already have a "nope" for that job application, you already have a "nope" for that talk in a conf, you already have a "nope" for that update, and you already have a "nope" on knowing how to do something.
So, there are only two things that might happen, one of them is to keep having a no, because let's face it not always we get a yes. In this scenario, nothing changes.
But then ✨you COULD have that yes✨ And this yes can only happen if you didn't give up. So please remember, you already have the no, so try to grab the yes!
There are a lot of opportunities ahead, go for them with the best of the attitudes 🚀 and find the one with your name in it.
In order to keep growing as a developer we need to learn, and learning is a tricky path. Is complicated, is frustrating and have more ups and downs than a rollercoaster 🎢.
If you give up, you are not going to improve. We need to hit that wall 🤯 where we feel that we don't know something just to keep digging and finding solutions, and it is there when we are learning 🧠.
Everytime we face a challenge, we learn. And the best of all is that we not only learn about coding, or about a language, we also learn and grow as persons✨. Remember that all the situations, good ones and not that good ones, are learning possibilities 💫.
Every-single-time that you don't give up, you are growing as a dev but you're 🌱growing as a human being 🌱 that sorts difficult times and take value from that.
Focus on the goal 🎯. Everytime you are about to give up remember yourself why you are doing what you are doing.
If you give up now, there's no way you can achieve what you want. So keep your eyes on the price 🏆👀 and push one more time.
Giving up leads to the most awful phrase in the world "What if...?" so, instead of asking yourself in two years "What if...?" 😥 say to yourself "I can...".
Because really, 💪YOU CAN!💪
Also, remember you are not alone, ask for help, talk to your mentor, speak with other fellow juniors 💬. We've all felt like giving up, so we can support you, we can hear you. You, are not alone. So ping someone that can lend you a hand a walk the road with them 🛣️.
Remember today is only a brick but you, you are building a skyscraper so, put that brick down, and keep working toward your goal.
If you are not happy, if this is not your path, if your goals have changed. Please give up 🙏.
There's no shame in doing so and in this case, giving up on this certain thing is a way of not giving up in life. And I know that sometimes giving up is as hard as not doing it, but take my previous point and ask yourself what's your goal 🎯.
So take this post full of totally subjective advice, only if it helps you move forward what you want 🏻.
What other reasons you think are good enough for not giving up (or doing it!)?. Share them and let's talk about this. This post is part of the "Jr. Dev: Do not give up" series, check it out 💪🏽.