I still remember sitting at my desk, trying so hard to become a programmer, wondering if I’d ever learn enough to make a career out of it.
I had spent so much time trying to learn, getting nowhere. Dead end after dead end. I wasn’t learning quickly enough. I remember wondering if I just wasn’t smart enough to do it. Maybe it was too late. Transitioning to a developer career without formal training in school is impossible. Or so I thought.
There were two things that kept me going, even after days where I spent the entire day trying to solve one simple problem that would’ve taken a real developer twenty seconds to do:
I didn’t want to die one day knowing that I didn’t give every ounce of effort in my body to become a developer. I’d rather die trying than give up. The regret I’d have down the line would be unbearable.
The second thing that kept me going was this video. I watched it many, many times a week:
Become a Salesforce Developer:
Thx David. this was exactly the doubt I had. I will start my journey today – and watch the video every morning.
I salute you sir!
Great post! This has been one of my favorite YouTube videos ever. I still watch this video everyday before I get my SFDC Admin day started.
I like you =)
Never lose that hunger!
Good post. Very encouraging.
I remember when I was starting up a non-profit and was working on a project that required very simple Flash programming. It was so frustrating.
You always look back on those days and smile =)