Monthly Archives: August 2015

Never Give Up on Becoming a Developer

I read a quote today and it really hit home for me.

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Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway
~Earl Nightingale

Sometimes it seem like it will take forever to “become a developer”. Especially when comparing oneself to others in the industry. Or when good ole imposter syndrome rears it’s ugly head and self doubt chips away at your confidence.

Now you too may be wondering at what point does one become a developer? Is it after completing 10,000 hours (or 10 years) of practice? Or do you become a developer when you start believing you are.  Can we fake it until we make it?

The answer is all too simple! You will finally become a developer after you convince yourself that you are. Because if you don’t believe in yourself how can you inspire confidence in anyone else?

The truth is as developers we  never quite finish learning. We are lifetime learners. All that’s required is one part passion and one parts dedication. And of course a commitment to keep learning. So when imposter syndrome sets in or when you face a road block in your path just keep going. And remember it’s the journey that’s important not the destination.