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Why Do Most People Fail To Become A Developer: 6 Mistakes That We Have Noticed

We know you want to hear the list of the easiest ways to become a developer.

Or how to go in FAANG in a month.

Well, you can go on to search for such ways and feel motivated by reading quotes.

But believe us, that's not how the world works.

Great things take time.

Great things take work.

That's why you should know what things really work and whatnot.

So here we are, to share the reasons we have noticed, that can stop you from becoming a great developer.

So let's go...

1. Searching For The Perfect And The Fastest Curriculum

The favorite.

Beginners just want to know the perfect route to become a developer and not just perfect, the fastest.

You tell them to practice, and they are gonna ignore it. You share a video covering all the concepts in 30 minutes, and they are gonna jump on it.

But the truth is, a perfect curriculum does not exist.

You can follow the path of the world's greatest developers and it may not work for you.

Because learning programming is not a definite path.

You learn from hit and trial. By exploring. By making mistakes. By doing it.

There is no substitute.

What's the best thing you can do?

Just start. There is no perfect way.

2. Expecting To Be A Pro From Day 1

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It is easy to fancy the outcomes and not consider the effort it will take.

Beginners have this tendency to create a picture of themselves as a pro and then they behave like one.

It is very disappointing for them to know that they still have a lot to learn before reaching the level they want to be, so they give up faster.

What's the best thing you can do?

Don't lie to yourself. Lies always come out, it is just a matter of when. Instead, learn, explore, and practice.

3. Not Having The Right Mindset

Your attitude matters more than your skills.

In the software field, anything can be replaced and everything is changing constantly. Having the right mindset towards learning and programming changes the game.

You need a growth mindset to learn.

A mindset to have a can-learn-anything attitude and not a know-it-all.

A mindset to put effort when failed and not give up when anything goes south.

If you have a fixed mindset and you think you know it all. You are never going to become a developer. A fixed mindset never learns anything or gives up too soon.

What's the best thing you can do?

Be curious. Be an amateur. Self-evaluate your thoughts and actions.

4. Not Being Good At Googling

Copying is not a bad thing for developers. It's a skill. (Obviously not in the early stage of learning programming)

Google always has some answer to your question and if not then it can help you connect to someone who can answer it.

What most people do is they search for ones and if they don't find any relevant answer, they look for their mentors for it.

It paralyzes you as a problem solver. It's a matter of habit.

What's the best thing you can do?

Solve the problem yourself. No shortcuts.

5. Not Joining A Good Internship

Well, no count of courses can replace real-life experience.

What's the shortcut for having experience? Again NONE. Just do it.

Get to work in a startup/company.

When you are working in a team on a live project, you understand users and you understand teamwork and you understand time.

Not just that, you have a lot of resources to work with than you can ever have while working alone. You get to work on the problems that you can only work on scale.

And obviously, you don't get distracted by the next shiny object and leave the project incomplete. You work with a team and you are responsible for your task.

Internship pushes you out of your comfort zone, where growth happens.

What's the best thing you can do?

Learn. Become eligible to get a good internship. Apply.

6. Not Being Consistent

It is always better to learn every day for a few hours than to learn all day for one day.

Consistency is everything.

Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. ---Β Dwayne Johnson

Learning programming is not like watching Netflix series. You cannot give a gap of months while learning it. You need to practice daily and not just practice, but also test your skills by coding without any cheating and increasing the level of difficulty.

What's the best thing you can do?

Be disciplined. Be consistent.


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