Published: December 18, 2019
I think the hardest part of becoming a developer these days is the unlimed amount of choices we had on choosing one's career path as a developer.
Especially when it's 13 days to the end of this year.
I believe there will be tons of road maps on becoming x and y for the year 2020.
As well the usual career choice for graduates to prepare them for a full-time position.
Whatever path you pursue in your developer journey.
It is your why that must be greater than your obstacles.
When the rubber meets the road to transform yourself in becoming that person doing the work you plan to do.
Imagine that you had a magic wand that could instantly transform into the type of person you see yourself in a few years.
What will it look like & ask the following questions:
Now create 3 odyssey plan to allow yourself to see 3 possible futures of yourself as a Developer.
Please do not choose the type of work to be like Full-Stack, Front-end & Backend developer.
Don't fool yourself since it is just the same work with different technology.
Let me provide you with my example in my job search to plot my developer path.
Now once you had created 3 odyssey plans, start by researching and gathering feedback on your odyssey plan by doing the following:
While I was going through my military training as an armoured scout.
I always remember the quote "Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do!".
This had helped me to overcome the various challenges.
That was thrown at me from survival to prisoner of war training that challenges you in both the physical and mental to the tipping point.
Transformation is never an easy task.
Therefore I implore you to dig deep on your "why".
Before you even start your journey based upon the odyssey plan you had chosen.
Lastly, If you have no idea of the path you would like to be.
Do your own research on various developer career paths.
Think on paper to let it flow from you without your phone for about 30 minutes - 1 hour.
You will be amazed at how your mind will flow from just it.
I did that multiple times while I am reflecting on things or thinking about what should I do.