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Discussion on: Whats your story as a developer /programmer? , i'm getting less motivated

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Aaron Reese

Doesn't do it for me. What was the last time any of them actually wrote code for production?
Motivation comes from many places but you need at least one of the following
Believe that the problem is worth solving
Enjoy the intellectual challenge
Trust that the efficiency / automation gain will result in you doing something more rewarding with your time.

Burnout is real; don't underestimate how debilitating depression can be. DEV is here to help; also use your local support lines e.g. Samaritans; they would rather spend 2 hours talking to you now than 2 months putting you back together after a breakdown. At the end of the day it's just a job and you are allowed to do something else.

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Ngan B. Nguyen

Yes, I didn't underestimate burnout or depression. Just my way of thinking.

"Motivation comes from many places but you need at least one of the following" – I can't agree with this. I don't think there's a recipe for motivation.

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Abod Micheal (he/him) Author

thanks a lot