002_insight1: Learn at your own pace

I couldn't comprehend it.

When I first started my programming journey, I was an idiot —or more aptly put — ah Stupid.

My mind couldn't comprehend what I was being taught.

Now, looking back, I can see that the teaching itself was bad, which is one of the 3 main reasons I've started the FOUNDATION courses.

(To digress: my goal is to iterate and teach something well, so that you don't have to deal with bad, outdated learning)

 

Eventually, after beating my head against enough books and computers, my mind warmed up to coding.

I think Sometimes you have to let a skill wash over you, before you can become good at it. What seems overwhelming at first becomes easier after a couple of passes on it.

 

All of this to say, don't feel bad if you don't understand something when you're just starting out.

Mastery doesn't happen overnight, it takes consistent effort and desire.

Web design and development has many avenues you can (and will) explore. Don't let this overwhelm you.

Learn at your own pace. Lean into your mistakes.

And most importantly, take it one step at a time +

Action by action — that's how you become a professional.

You are capable of becoming a web designer / developer.

— Josh Waggoner

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. — Albert Einstein
Josh Waggoner