Why You Should Pursue Web Development Now
“Your future is not today, but today makes your future.”
I’ve always been fascinated with looking at the stars, the universe is like a reminder of an endless possibilities if we start believing that we can do anything. — Ann Adaya
The fast-paced enhancement and growth of technology is no secret, everyone can feel it like a force of nature it is unstoppable.
And now there are tons of aspiring individuals who wanted to take part in this big change, to contribute and help humanity move forward through their brilliant minds and hard work, and we call them developers.
Our society, the consumers that are happily living in the system consuming every bit of technology that they can touch from mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs, laptops, etc.
Let’s not forget how everyone now is delightful and enjoying the convenience mobile applications have to offer.
All these have been here for quite a while now.
However, this unexpected event that is turning our world upside down has done its job quite well, it triggers our economy, our everyday lives, our livelihood, our safety, our health, and everything that was before can no longer be what tomorrow will be, everything has changed.
And for everyone to survive, we need to adapt to the new world, where technology holds the very fundamental of where we are all going.
Change is here
Whether we like it or not, it is here.
And the only way to survive anything is to adapt.
At the end of the day, it is not the strongest, nor the most intelligent that survives, it is those who adapt to change.
And it doesn’t require talent, it requires perseverance, the willingness to embrace change, and the acceptance that there are a lot of things that are beyond our control, and we just have to deal with it, move on and focus on the things that are within your circle.
You are here because you are interested in pursuing web development, or anything related to the field, but with doubts and uncertainties, right?
We will never know what lies ahead, we will never know what will happen tomorrow, nor what it will be in the future, but we all can tell that it is going in the direction where technology has the most important role to do, but technology can only move forward with the help of developers.
Without the mind and skills of developers, technology cannot move, and so if we are expecting a continuous change then technology is going to need as many brilliant minds as possible.
If you are still hesitant about taking that web development course, this is the sign, take it.
There is no best time to start than today, stop thinking too much, and just do it.
If you are going to ask me when is the best time to start web development? I really can’t tell, there are pros and cons when it comes to the timeline, If I’d say 5 years ago, the time where I started mine, the competition may not be as intense as today, but the resources were minimal, there was no evidence that becoming a self-taught developer was even possible, I didn’t found anyone who is walking the same path as I am at that time.
In today’s time, the competition may be a little crucial, but the resources are everywhere, from technical to non-technical skills, wisdom, and lessons, again, pros and cons.
But just stop overthinking about it and just start, it is a skill, no one can ever take that away from you, no matter what, it is yours, and it is the most important investment we can all have, investing in ourselves.
On whatever it is that you are trying to pursue, whether it’s Web Development, Software Development, DevOps, Data Science, or anything related to the field, always remember that if every bit of your body is telling you that it is something worth pursuing, then it's probably worth pursuing.
Stepping into the unknown
You don’t have to have it all figured out to be able to move forward, just take on the next step, sometimes that is all you need to do.
If everything feels like this is something that can change your life, that can make all of your dreams possible, then isn’t it worth taking?
We should live for those moments.
We’ve always been told not to make mistakes, that being wrong is bad, that failure is the scariest thing in the world, we are program that way, and that is why we always chose what’s safe, we always prefer comfort and so we tend to stay within our comfort zone.
It isn’t our fault, when I was growing up my aunt always tells me to be happy with what we have, the opportunity to be able to eat 3x a day is enough and we should not ask for more because that will be considered selfish, and asking for more is a sin.
Can you even imagine that belief? Yes, that was the kind of environment I grew up in.
I did everything I can just to breakthrough, I still am coping but I am way better than I used to, breaking through that program is a very long journey, I’ve been running in circles for years. Finally, I was able to remove it from my system.
It was a valuable lesson though, to rebel, to move against the current, to pursue your own belief, to break into the community cycle, to go against the norm, to do things that are beyond your capabilities, these are what will make us become the best version of ourselves.
I dare you to follow your dreams, this career is capable of changing your life 360, it can give you the freedom of living to the fullest and working your as* off.
You don’t have to wait to enjoy the present because working in technology will give you the space you need, the flexibility not just with the place of work through working remotely, but with the flexible working time while getting one of the highest-paid jobs, such a gem.
Stop being afraid, and start believing that you can do more, that you deserve more, you can also break through — the life that you want is there waiting for you.
Getting our hands into a blank page/canvas
Let 2020 be the reminder that we can always start again.
Whatever state you are currently in, all the other variables don’t really matter, your age, your circumstances, your gender, whatever, they are just excuses.
If you want something, work for it, chase it, take it, do it, deliver it at all cost, and stop waiting for miracles, no one will help you, no one is going to save you other than — yourself.
If you start thinking that way then welcome to the real world, where possibilities are endless.
And the most important thing I can leave you to take in this writing is that no matter how difficult this journey of becoming a developer will be, no matter the doubts, the struggle, the disappointments — just keep going.
Keep working, it will be very hard at first, but the more you practice the better you become — it will make sense, wait for that moment.
This isn’t just for the smart ones, this is for the people who want it so badly that no one can ever stop them.
This is for those who want it so badly that nothing else will matter other than putting themselves at the finish line.
If you have the guts to take it all in, then I assure you, you will succeed.
I am you in the next few years, trust your gut, believe it, imagine it and the world will give it to you.
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