I was just in my room thinking of what to write before I got a WhatsApp message from a very good friend of mine, Brainchild. Brainchild is not his real name though, but let’s maintain that because that’s very easy to remember and, you can search for the name on Google.
As I was saying, I got the message about coding from him. He actually sent me the coding he’d been working on, integrating his website for the past two days and I was shocked. I was filled with exasperation at the jargon he sent me because I could not make any sense of it. The words were an ersatz lingo of one of the Nigerian traditional languages that am sure will take ages to comprehend if you are not a Nigerian.
How in the world were you able to come up with this was the first question I asked him and I was rather shocked at the response I got which led me to come up with this piece of article to further the top of the mind awareness of Nigerians that as long as you are willing, you can learn any skill you want to learn if you only you commit yourself to it.
According to him, in his words, this is what he said to me. I have been on this since 2012. I learned it all by myself he said. I bought some books and I was typing it. And, finally, I got it. I became a pro in 2015, five years after.
This is one of a serious and inspiring story that I personally want every Nigerian especially the youths to read. You can actually achieve whatever you want to achieve if you truly want to achieve it and that is a fact.
This coding of a thing is one thing personally that when I see people doing it I think often that they are crazy. My opinion before now had always been that you must pass through the four walls of the school to learn it. It never occurred to me that coding is one practical skill that one can learn by constant and continuous practice, just like every other practical skill.
I may not be able to say much about coding due to the fact that I don’t possess any prior knowledge about it so, the only thing I can talk about is the fact that no matter how difficult and scary coding might seem, it can be learned.
Anybody can become an expert when it comes to coding just like my buddy brainchild, in the story shared above.
The problem with majority of the youths today is, they are busy replicating misguided lifestyle of celebrities with so much influence that damage the growth of our society. Most youths of today waste time on frivolous discussions and most times on social media, you have got lots of negativities that take precious time.
Why not commit yourself to learning that skill such as coding and you might be shocked at the fact that it is really not too difficult to become an expert. All it will consume is time and maybe, money because you will invest in materials for studies and practicals.
Try it and you will discover that all you really need to arm yourself with a great skill that will fetch you income in the future is just time and commitment.
The question is, are you ready to make such sacrifice?