Learning iOS App Development Your #1 Enemy
Note: This article is part of a larger journey. To see the Table of Contents, click here.
Too many people start learning to code with the WRONG expectations and at the first sign that it’s getting a little tough, they throw in the towel.
Lots of abandoned and unfilled dreams right at the foot of the hump.
(I know, i know.. it’s a terrible name. If you can think of a better one, let me know and I’ll credit you for it!)
What’s “The Hump”?
This is a certain point on the learning curve where too many beginners have given up.
They encounter their first adversity and experience frustration.
Things aren’t going smoothly.
Rather than facing it, overcoming it and learning from it, they decide that app development isn’t for them.
It’s a graveyard of lost hopes and dreams 🙁
If you can beat “The Hump”, you’ll be flying and learning faster than you thought you ever could.
This is where having the right mindset makes all the difference!
Just know that when you start feeling some resistance and frustration, you’re on the right track. You’re feeling challenged and on the side of that challenge lies growth and new skills.
Don’t give up.
If you can push just a little bit past the pain and frustration, then you’ll gain the confidence that you can figure things out on your own and that you can actually master this “coding thing”.
Building up that self confidence is so important!
That’s why I’ve structured the following learning plan to focus on building confidence and seeing quick wins initially. (To get you into that virtuous learning cycle we talked about in the previous part)
All designed to help you get over the hump.
I know I mentioned this before but it’s worth repeating. This is what you should expect:
By taking the first step…
… you’ll start making a little bit of progress
… which helps you gain a little bit of self confidence
… which motivates you to continue
… where you make even more progress
… which helps you gain even more self confidence
Your momentum builds up to a point where you’re hurtling forward and smash through “the hump“.
Sound like a plan? Speaking of plans…