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Learning WebDev7,983 Points
How do you stay motivated when learning?
I'm trying to learn web development alongside a part time sales job with the hope of going into the field and scoring a front end developer job.
When you're learning through Treehouse, what keeps you motivated? Do you set yourself a target of a badge a day for example?
I've been learning on and off for about a year now (not through Treehouse admittedly) and I've found it all too easy to not look at anything development related for a week or so.
Any tips or personal experiences?
Ricky Catron13,023 Points
Make yourself accountable to someone. Do a small site for your friend. Set deadlines you will focus and work hard to make sure it gets done right. You will learn a lot here to. Do it for free if need be. You will encounter a lot of problems and working through them is where you will learn the most.
Jelo Salomon2,599 Points
What really works for me, is to get excited about every piece of information you learn everyday. I remember things better and give me motivation.
You should come from a place of wanting to learn rather than needing to.
Best of luck.
Gordon Reeder2,521 Points
Well, to miss-quote the Frengi: "Learning is the motive for learning." Set yourself a time each week or each day when you will go to class, so to speak. Then break things up. Then set yourself some progress goals. Even if you are not feeling up to codeing, force yourself to watch just one video.
In my case, I try to get about 3 to 4 hours per session. Then I have to go out and take a walk to clear my head. Then I spend a day or two practicing before I come back for more lessons.