Saw this YouTube comment:
“I am 25. I am gonna start a business revolving around game development. Technically, I am pretty much confident about actually creating the product. I can overcome all sort of game genres. What I am afraid more of is the potential financial failure.”
Self-doubt is a big one.
The big one for me was this growing realization, “I might not be smart enough for this”. Growing up, that was never a thing. School was always really easy for me. Any job I’d ever had, I always learned quickly.
I knew I was smart.
And, all my confidence was based on my intelligence.
And then, I start coding.
And, it was HARD.
And, I didn’t understand things.
And, I couldn’t figure them out.
I wasn’t learning quickly.
And, it really cut to my core. This had never happened to me. And, I really started to question if I was as smart as I thought I was. I began to lose confidence, across the board, in my life (since it was all based on “being smart”).
And, it really threw me for a loop.
Thing is, if you don’t get this under control, it’ll ruin you. I’ve seen many a developer who gave up on coding because of this. Just about every day I get an email from a new one who’s decided to give up.
And, that right there is the trick.
The truth is, you ARE smart enough.
But, that first foray into learning how to code is HARD.
It will test you.
And, that’s when you’ll find out about another part of your character.
Whatever words you use to describe it. It’s the ability to NOT give up. To not only do things that come easy to you because you’re smart. But, to do things that are hard. That challenge you. That keep you up at night.
That’s what determines if a developer fails or night.
So, which will you choose?
In any case, that’s also part of why I started teaching other developers. Because, I know once you get past that initial learning curve, it gets a helluva lot easier. Your intelligence kicks in and away you go in your career.
And, I want to help you create that for yourself.
Anyway, my entire curriculum of courses is available over on SkillShare. And, you can get started for nothing. Just start the exclusive 2-month trial I can give as a teacher here: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/johnmorris, take all my courses (plus full access to 20,000+ others) during that time…
Cancel anytime before the 2 months is up…
And, never pay a nickel.
IMO, it’s an no-brainer for someone who’s truly determined.
But, up to you.
Link is here if you’re ready: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/johnmorris