How do you stay motivated?

It’s only day 4 of Java and I am still motivated to continue the challenge. It is annoying to see some stuff that I already know but I muscle through it and eventually find some new understanding of old concepts.

Yes! *celebrate*

that's what I'm talking about

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I hope to use the skills for data science and statistical modeling to apply for graduate school at the University of Chicago. To move my life forward and better than it has been the last four years.


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I am motivated, but for the first time i was disapointed!
I tried Challenge Project -“World Populations SQL Practice” …and i was stuck !!!
I became frustrated because I didnt find easy help, i was sent through a lot of unnecessary think…

Hey @gsawdy85, I’m moving your question to the Python category so you can get the help you need, but please do consider re-wording this question after taking a look at this article: How to ask good questions (and get good answers)

I have an issue please … help me guys… how do you do the challenges? where are the challenges… in short?

I am working through everything and anything to do with Python.

I started with Python2 and then went through Python3.

While I was working through Python3 I setup vsCode on my Kubuntu system and do side projects “riffs” on the tutorials when I want to dive deeper and explore tangents. I also keep notes in vsCode Workspaces to keep track of challenging ideas and things I want to work on later. These extra riffs on my own system are where I really build my excitement because I get a chance to see if I really understood the assignment, or if I am just following a recipe.

Having completed Python3 I am now working through the Computer Science track. I really wanted to dive deeper into Classes and Objects and with Computer Science, I am getting my wish.


I’m Japanese. I started from the end of December. This site is really kind for people who cannot understand English well. Thank you!!


Learn more about the 30-day challenge here:

Hi! I’m form the netherlands and just started to code. It is my second day of the challenge!

I’m trying to learn JS and making games with it. It is my big passion to create my own big Indie-game in the future.


So, if any of you out there are having trouble staying motivated, I recommend doing every single project and challenge. For me, being able to see real results, and being able to work through things on my own helps fuel me to complete more. I’ve only been on here 8 days and I am already able to do some pretty decent things because I try and apply every single concept before I forget it. Seeing the progress, and knowing what I eventually will be able to do helps a lot. It is going to be really tricky when you get past the basic stuff and you’re trying to do your first loops or functions, but just stick with it. In no time at all, if you keep trying it just kinda clicks and things get easy from that point on.


I have just started the 30-day challenge and am really motivated, however I know that there might be times where I won’t be as motivated as now.
When this moments come I try to meet up with people that is studying the same or similar concepts.
Soo… if anyone is interested on improving together please give me a shout! Lets get this challenge done!

Hello everyone.
I joined the 30 day challenge today. I am learning on my own. I am attending local meet up groups that focus on code challenges so you can gain some experience working with other people while solving a problem, and also to simply be around people with similar mindset. I am shy but I really am trying and pushing the limits of comfort zones all the time. I realized that I do not lack motivation. It’s the support system, the day to day support to really help me retain what I am learning, that I feel I desperately need the harder things get. There is so much I just don’t know that I often don’t even know how to express what I don’t know or how to even look it up. It’s frustrating and quite demoralizing. But I am here and I am pushing through that as well and remaining hopeful.

Good luck to you all! Let’s get it!


hi am learning how to develop website and i want also to learn java. when learning let all your problems go stop all negative questions we only make this harder to our self’s give your brain a perfect information. always be happy and smile :slightly_smiling_face:

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I agree on that statement. :slight_smile:

Before you begin to learn Java, do you fully understand the difference between Java and JavaScript? Many coders do not understand that they are not the same, so I just want to make sure you don’t run into that problem (finishing a course on Java and realizing this whole time you preferred JavaScript)


i don’t know the difference but you could tell me before i run into that problem :slightly_smiling_face:

Java is a general-purpose programming language that is class-based, object-oriented, and designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers write once, run anywhere, meaning that compiled Java code can run on all platforms that support Java…

JavaScript, often abbreviated as JS, is a programming language that conforms to the ECMAScript specification. JavaScript is high-level, often just-in-time compiled, and multi-paradigm. It has curly-bracket syntax, dynamic typing, prototype-based object-orientation, and first-class functions…

You can read the rest on Wikipedia. I hope that helped you (I’m not the best at explaining things :slight_smile: )

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hey you are, thanks for helping know i understand which one i am suppose to take first
after i finish web development i will take computer engineering so i have to learn JavaScript. :slightly_smiling_face:


Glad I helped! You’re welcome. :grin:

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