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Re: how can I learn well

by pemungkah (Priest)
on Jul 08, 2009 at 03:36 UTC ( #778107=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to how can I learn well

If I may share a story from Aaron Hillegass - it's about Objective-C and Cocoa, but it's applicable:

Remember that some things really are hard to learn! One of his managers had a doctorate in astrophysics from Caltech; when he hit something that was hard and made him feel as if maybe he wasn't smart, he said to himself, "Wait, I have a doctorate in astrophysics from Caltech. I'm not stupid - this is hard."

Everyone hits stuff that is hard in the process of learning something new - there are a lot of new things in Perl, and some of them will seem more difficult to understand than others.

Make sure you get enough sleep - you really need 10 hours a night when you're working hard to learn something new (and coffee != sleep). You are clever enough; it just takes time to learn.

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