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Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
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✨ Motivation Monday – Be brave enough to build, fail, learn

Motivation Monday

Be brave enough to build, fail, learn.

The learning journey is filled with opportunities. Opportunities to make things, break things, fix things – repeat. It may feel terrifying to take the things you are learning and start applying them to your own projects - but it's the best way to solidify what you're learning and reach your goals.

You may feel like you don't yet know enough to get started... or aren't sure where to begin. The what-ifs may start piling on... "What if I mess up?", "What if I'm not good enough or it's not good enough?", "What if it doesn't turn out the way I envisioned?" You may be so focused on the end results that you get overwhelmed and can't see the very next step. This is a natural feeling and barrier to experience on the journey... and it can be overcome.

"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." – Jack Canfield

The failures are there to teach you... and it's all a part of the process to reach success.

  • ✨ Take that fear and let it fuel your courage to create.
  • 📝 Start with something simple (like a to-do list) and then build from there as you get comfortable.
  • 💚 Lean on your community and support system when times get hard.
  • 💻 Use your online resources when bugs pop up (and they will) or you can't figure something out.
  • 💡 Stay inspired.

You have nothing to lose... and only so much to gain. So let yourself build… allow yourself to fail… and embrace the learning process. You've got this! 💙

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What are you currently learning? What do you plan to create with what you're learning? Leave a comment below!

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I'm currently learning (or finished learning) CSS grid as part of the Frontend techdegree track. i plan to create a project to understand grid a little bit more. i want to create a blog which will explain Sass in simple terms, this will allow me to have a deeper understanding of Sass