Web-Dev : Planning is a Necessity
A lot of things has happened since I started learning to become a web-developer, I have been excited, disappointed, distracted, frustrated, honestly it has been a roller coaster of emotions but one thing is that I'm not giving up until I achieve my goal. In all of this happenings I realized that I didn't have a plan for a while also, I was stuck in a learning loop; in other words, I was trying to do more of studying than actually practicing and I ended up going over the same thing over and over again cause it felt like I'll get to a point forget all that I have learnt go back to relearn forget what I also learnt recently believe me it was a mess! I was struggling to get past certain stages in my course which in turn caused me to become so frustrated I wanted to hit my head on a wall ( don't try to imagine that). Anyways, I spoke to a friend of mine who told me to focus more on practicing and that advice was very much needed. At the same time, I realized that I was working without a proper plan and we all know the saying that goes if you fail to plan you plan to fail.
What did I do? I drew up a plan. How? walk with me a second I've got jokes. On a serious note, I opened a google sheet to track my progress, opened several sheets, onw to write down what exactly I want to focus on learning in other words, the learning path I wanted to take. As a newbie, you can be overwhelmed by the amounts of things you need to learn, the language, the tools | Framework etc. So knowing from the very beginning the path the tools you'll be learning can be very helpful to have a structure you'll definitely learn other things along the way but from the beginning do not be carried away by too many things you'll end up being confused and overwhelmingly frustrated. Are there other words? you know what I mean. Also, having a time-line is really good it'll give you sort of a drive and make sure you look at your plans everyday so you don't slack. It's something I'm also practicing at the moment there's just something it does to your mind “Very Important!”. At the end of the day having a plan will help you believe me. Remember we're in this together, don't loose focus!