This is a common question on many forums. And the answer is — it only takes a few seconds.
It’s all about your self-perception. Writing my first (Python) book was hard. It was hard to produce unique text, day after day, without any immediate feedback from the market. Working on such a long-term project without getting any feedback can be cumbersome. However, one day I realized that I have already written the first 100 pages of my book. So it struck me: I’m an author. My self-image changed suddenly. Now, I was not only an employee working at University, but I was also identifying with the role of being an author. Even if I wasn’t published anywhere, I still felt like an author. Everything became easier from that day onward. Because writing every day is easy if that is what you are doing. It’s also not hard for you to brush your teeth every day after it became your identity to be a person who values healthy teeth, right?
If you are interested in becoming a professional developer who earns money with Python, you just have to decide now to be in it and stay in it. Here’s a list of 10 easy practical projects you can do. Then, you can already take easy projects and solve them and gradually move towards harder projects. It doesn’t take more to become a Python developer.
While working as a researcher in distributed systems, Dr. Christian Mayer found his love for teaching computer science students.
To help students reach higher levels of Python success, he founded the programming education website Finxter.com. He’s author of the popular programming book Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), coauthor of the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books, computer science enthusiast, freelancer, and owner of one of the top 10 largest Python blogs worldwide.
His passions are writing, reading, and coding. But his greatest passion is to serve aspiring coders through Finxter and help them to boost their skills. You can join his free email academy here.