Week 2: Inspiring/Motivational quotes to keep you coding

Its simple- just tell a quote (or two) that helps people out with coding struggles, and quotes that make you want to keep coding and feel good.

Enjoy :slightly_smiling_face: !

Source/Idea

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Strength and struggle go together. The supreme reward of struggle is strength. Life is a battle and the greatest joy is to overcome. The pursuit of easy things makes men weak. Do not equip yourselves with superior power and hope to escape the responsibility and work. It cannot be done. It is following the path of least resistance that makes rivers and men crooked.

― Ralph Parlette

https://ldschurchquotes.com/ralph-parlette-strength-struggle-go-together/

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if (failed == true)
{
    keepGoing();
    neverGiveUp();
}
else
{
    celebrateHowAwesomeYouAre();
    neverStopCoding(); //Never stop improving!
}

/*
Whether programming is your life or just a hobby,
don't do it 'cause you want to go to college, you want to earn lots of money,
or because someone else told you to.
Do it 'cause you love it!
Only then can you become the best programmer you can be!
Good luck and never stop coding!
*/
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Want it.

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A young student posted this question

Hello everyone I hope you are well! I wanted to tell you my situation, I feel very discouraged and sometimes stuck, why? I started months ago in this world of web development, I have studied a lot, I have taken note in my notebook, I have done some mini projects to understand the front-end. I felt very motivated to achieve my goal of being able to have a job in this area (I am 19 years old). I just finished the advanced javascript section and ‘XYZ’ placed some challenges, many of you have already achieved it but I can not, I try to activate my logical thinking but in the end I do not know how to solve a problem, I can not find the way to do it same and got to the point of feeling that this is not my thing and that I should leave it. I’ve been on pages like Codewars, I’ve solved some basic algorithms but nothing like the ones here. So I think maybe there are people who have better skills? The most ironic thing is that I always liked this world of programming. When I saw the solutions of others, I found out that it had never occurred to me to do something so complex and I say wow. I never thought that the solution would be so long … I need guidance, is it normal to feel that way? I feel distrustful to see that all of you can solve those algorithms, and I can not do them.

And somebody replied him this:

While others’ code looks complex, it all starts from basics. It all starts from ‘console.log()’. When a small part works good, then OK, we start to add another small thing to it. And when it works great again, then add another thing again, again, again… And at a certain point it gets bigger and starts to look complex. Everything starts from a small thing, a basic thing. Please don’t get discouraged just because you find others do better than you. There are always someone who is better than me. If there weren’t, I would be the king of programming! That’s nonsense. If you find someone better than you, learn from them. Or just ignore them. Just keep learning, thinking you will be good like them, too. You are lucky because you started coding even before you’re twenty. If you don’t like programming, you’d better leave it. But If you like it, just keep trying. Try to learn basics again and again, and you will be better than what you are now. You can try to take MIT or Harvard CS courses from edx. You can try to learn python, as it helps you learn javascript more deeply. If you love programming, do not leave it just because you find other people better than you. In every field, you will find someone better than you. Not just you, everyone in the world will always find other people better than her or him. So just keep your pace from basics. Then you will be better and better and better.

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I have a few:

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt

if (givingUp == true)
{
tryAgain();
stayPositive();
neverGiveUp();
}
else
{
justKeepOnCoding();
bePositive();
doWhatYouLike();
}

Those are 3 of my quotes to share for now.

Enjoy :smiley: !

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Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.

-Tena Desae

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“It takes many years to become an overnight success.”
― Frank Sonnenberg