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Discussion on: The Most Valuable Trait in 2021

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Husien adel

thanks for that great article , no doubts that motivation and doing what you love is great but with time your light be weak so my question , How we keep going and save our motivation always with some thing we like for example learning JS is great but hard with time ?

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Guy Torbet Author

Thanks! Glad you liked it!
I wouldn't say that you should 'save' your motivation, or wait on it to act. I like to tell myself that I'm "only going to work for 10 mins", but often by the time that's up, I'm so engrossed in what I'm doing that I keep going! There is no substitute to just starting and getting shit done!

In terms of learning a new language, like JS, projects projects projects. Think of something you want to make, and google and problem solve until you make it, great coders never became great by watching a YouTube video called "how to get great at coding"! Sit down, get to work, and you'll get there with plenty of time to spare!