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Write the Code Faster by treating New Concepts

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Learning to code is usually fun, but not always. It can be confusing and frustrating and often times boring. SitePoint offers a little mind trick to get around this: treat a new concept like you’re playing with a shiny new thing.

Try this mindset shift:

What if you learned a new JavaScript concept and you weren’t allowed to try it? How would you feel? Personally I’d be kind of annoyed, especially after taking the time to understand it. It would be like a kid getting a new toy and not being allowed to play with it.

When you learn something new in JavaScript, try treating it like a new toy, a new car, a new pair of shoes, or whatever it is that you’d have fun trying out. Then don’t practice like you’re working, practice like you’re playing. Do something cool with your new skills. Surprise yourself. Show your friends.

With a more playful mindset, you’ll learn much faster, you’ll remember stuff longer, and you’ll have more fun.

Written By: Melanie Pinola

Source: Life Hacker


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