In a previous post, I told you that we’re all noobs and that we have to continue learning no matter what. Well, I lied! It’s true that you have to keep learning, but you’re not a noob, no one is and here is why.

  • You’re not a noob, you learned how to draw a square using Photoshop, you can start a business to design and sell business cards.
  • You’re not a noob, you learned how to write some HTML/CSS, create a website for your parents’ business.
  • You’re not a noob, you learned how to write a MySQL query, thus, create a private social website for your class to share tutorials, videos, lessons and other resources.
  • You’re not a noob, you learned how to install WordPress, start blogging to teach others how to do the same.
  • You’re not a noob, you installed a custom theme, create a web agency to setup WordPress for clients.
  • You’re not a noob, you have several comments on your blog posts and people are sharing your interests, talk to them, gather, create a community.
  • You’re not a noob, you wrote your first VueJS component, Draft a blog post about it and show us how to do so.
  • You’re not a noob, you learned Git and found a typo on React’s documentation, submit a PR, Dan Abramov will appreciate.
  • You’re not a noob, you abstracted your Data Layer for your application in a library, share it with the world on GitHub and tell us why it’s awesome.
  • You’re not a noob, you learned a new fancy language called Reason, propose a talk for your local meetup and share with friends.
  • You’re not a noob, you know JS and James Long just released Prettier, engage with him in issues and PRs and see how you could contribute.
  • You’re not a noob, you gave a talk on your city’s local JS Developer Group, propose it for ReactEurope, who knows, others might be interested.

You’re not a noob, you’re feeling like you’re, you’re feeling the imposter syndrome, deal with it and move forward. Whenever you feel like a noob, don’t let this feeling stop you from doing what you want to do. Try harder, accept criticism, learn and move forward.

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