Top 5 Tips to Succeed at a Self-Taught Career Path
Most don’t fail to learn new skills because of laziness; it’s because learning something new is hard and we’re bad at whatever it is for a while. Rather than tackling discomfort, we use procrastination for “safety.”
When learning to code, I sat down several times , burned through tons of content and got so exhausted and overwhelmed that I procrastinated for weeks before trying again. The result? I forgot most of what I’d learned and had to start over. Once I accepted the process, I had a breakthrough in my understanding.
Learning pushes you out of your comfort zone. Try to embrace this feeling and, remember, it’s temporary. The more consistent and dedicated you are to training, the faster this awkward phase will pass.
I hope these tips are helpful in your learning endeavor! I’d love to hear what’s worked for you and what hasn’t. Share your thoughts in the comments below.