The Need to Complete > Fear of Failure

It’s live. It’s more or less done.

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What am I talking about? My portfolio website. The first project on my ‘learning how to code’ journey.

Is it perfect? No. Does it need a little tweaking here and there? Yep, it sure does. But this small victory has taught me a few things:

  • Just do it! Stop thinking about it and just start already
  • I knew more than I thought I did
  • Search engines and forums are your friends because someone has already asked the question
  • My need to complete something has to be greater than my fear of failing or completely sucking at something
  • Doing a little every day is better than doing large chunks sporadically throughout the week
  • I’m now more aware of getting stuck in a reading loop – sometimes I’m reading about learning to code more than actually coding
  • Book time in a calendar to practice daily

I’m by no means calling myself a developer, I see all of this as a way to improve my UX skills and create things for myself. I’ve already started prototyping something that fulfils a need I have. There are so many possibilities, and that’s what excites me the most.

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