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How do you fall in love with programming?

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Just a question that pop up in my mind. For me, I always don't have energy to improve my coding skill except I really need to use it. I want to be more energized about this.
post #2 of 81
Make programming a part of your life by getting a job dealing with programming and get paid for it. Or do personal projects and sharing them somewhere to see what people think.
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Make programming a part of your life by getting a job dealing with programming and get paid for it. Or do personal projects and sharing them somewhere to see what people think.

Making websites is a good way too?
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I try to enjoy and see programming as a craft / skill to learn and improve even though I am using it to earn a living everyday. I am at a city where people don't think IT is anything professional, so I really need to increase my passion for this to make something good happens.
post #5 of 81
Program an AI girlfriend, be creative!
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Making websites is a good way too?

Sure is you can even make websites for people and get some cash, that should be a good motivation.
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I am lazy. If I have to do anything on the computer more than once, I think of ways of automation. smile.gif
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I don't know if you can make yourself like programming, but I had fun coding HTML and CSS back when I was into that. You can combine it with graphical work, too, if you enjoy that. It beats making useless trivial programs that you'll never use. On that note, if you can indeed find something worth coding, that might work too.
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I didn't start really enjoying programming until I did it as a job, and had the opportunity to actually solve some real problems as opposed to aimlessly programming for the fun of it and never getting better. If you can think of a programming project that would force you to do more than what you already know, completing it will be very satisfying.
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I have a saying(s).

"If it was fun it wouldn't be called work"

or

"If it was fun someone would be doing it for free"

You need a driving force outside of the coding, I think they call them goals. Something you feel passionate about that you can step away from look forward to that will help you get focused again.

I wanted my own house and a nice car, worked my butt off stayed focused at work got promoted and now I have a good grasp on what I do and I have met my previous goals. I own a house and drive a Subaru Forester XT Limited, these goals can then be re-packaged and sold back to yourself as new goals such as... Now I want to pay off my house and get another Subaru for the fiancée.

I am no code monkey though so I can't help with specifics as I'm sure the language is not easy or fun to learn but neither was colour chemistry.
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