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Mistake every developer should avoid

I asked tech twitter to share ONE mistake they wish they had avoided in their developer journey. I have documented the top responses in this article. Hope these will be helpful โ€” especially for beginner devleopers.

Let’s dive in! ๐Ÿš€


Overwhelming yourself ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

In tech there is always:

A new library
A new framework
A new buzz word

โ€ฆto overwhelm you.

Itโ€™s ok to not know everything.

Learn to take things 1 at a time.

Setting unrealistic goals ๐ŸŽฏ

No, you canโ€™t learn JavaScript in 1 month.

Or Python. Or Kubernetes.

You want accomplishment, but you will get anxiety.


Set small goals. Have low expectations.

And scale slowly as you gain momentum.

Not tracking progress ๐Ÿ“ˆ

Measuring progress doesnโ€™t come naturally.

But, without it you will reach nowhere.

Track finished projects.
Track time taken for tasks.
Track happiness levels.


You can only improve what you measure.

Not being consistent ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

If you want to be good at something,

you need to stick to it.

Long term consistency > Short term intensity.

Donโ€™t overcomplicate it.

Start today. Repeat tomorrow.

Not taking breaks โ˜•

Working without breaks leads to burnout.

So, disconnect from work.


Listen to music
Go for a walk
Talk to your friend.

Make time to recharge.

Wrapping up ๐Ÿ“

Hope you will learn from these mistakes and avoid them in your career.

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Share a mistake that you wish you had avoided. Would love to hear it. ๐Ÿ‘‡