I’m a conceptual thinker and because of such I can get caught up into ideas and concepts and believe that understanding something is the same thing as doing something. Such ignorance is typical of thinking types. So I’ve made a resolution to start taking up coding to 1) fix/build my own websites, 2) build my own video games
I’ve avoided developing these skills because I’ve always felt I didn’t have the time, but I’ve matured enough in my self-awareness that I need to stop with the self-limiting thinking – the scarcity mentality that plagues so many of us – and just be open to possibilities.
The self-limiting thinking that I don’t have enough time to fit it all in is poisonous to getting started. I’m now okay if I don’t finish or accomplish anything since I am going to approach this skill learning with a beginner mind and just enjoy the journey.
I’m going to track my skill development, not put any pressure on myself to learn a certain amount of skill by an arbitrary date, and try to find the way of combining intention with spontaneity. Starting today I am going to make a resolution to practice this.
Today also happens to be Canadian Thanksgiving so I am giving thanks to my family, friends, and those on-line teachers like Chris DeLeon who will help me with skill development. I am also thankful to the software developers who have released tools so new learners like me have such easy entry points.
Because I’m a Dungeons & Dragons nerd and this is a new thing for me, I feel like I’m level 1 with zero experience points so for fun I’m adopting a couple of tools to help me track my skill development:
1) A modified Basic D&D character sheet customized to reflect coding and game development. Take a look at it here.
2) A fine freeware program that tracks time spent on apps in Windows called Procrastitracker.
Coinciding with this new focus on skill development and coding, I have relaunched Heropath, a video game project developed/alpha launched/taken down between 2013-2017. You can see the latest news at Heropath’s blog.
Thanks for reading.