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By Soul_Full_Of_Thunder, history, 2 weeks ago, In English,
  • How to never give up?

  • How to be more confident?

  • How to fight fear?

  • How to keep the fire inside burning?

I believe that anyone is familiar with those problems and that it is better to talk about it instead of hiding it inside. Share some advice in comments.

 
 
 
 
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I think you need psychologist not codeforces (:

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I recommend you to search for self-improvement videos or books. You can feel like yourself being motivated even without any serious efforts.

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Find a person who you respect, who you can rely, or who you can learn.

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I asked myself this kind of questions before, just don't push too hard on yourself, take a break and eventually everything will get better, believe my I was in this situation before.

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You can watch screencasts of Petr Mitrichev ! I used to do so , whenever i feel bored ! u can try too .

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Just remember that if you're not willing to sacrifice to reach your goals, you actually do sacrifice ... your goals.

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just solve it for the rating

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Saitama-sensei teaches me how to not give up and live my enjoyable life. You know what he does every single day, don't you?

On more serious note: Don't forget to reward yourself. Have a treat after you accomplished something!

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    How do you treat yourself after accomplished something?

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      As small as an ice cream will do, or maybe treat yourself a good dinner.
      If food is not your style, maybe some free time to play a game or doing your fun hobby other than CP?

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Check out The Myth of Sisyphus essay by Albert Camus. "...Sisyphus, a figure of Greek mythology who was condemned to repeat forever the same meaningless task of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again. The essay concludes, 'The struggle itself ... is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy'." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Myth_of_Sisyphus

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Actually after spending > 10 years doing competitive programming I think that CP taught me most of these things.

In my first ~ 7 years I failed in many important competitions and had miserable life. After I accepted that it was ok to fail, and just try to improve myself instead of worrying about results, I did much better.

How to be more confident?

You need to have real skills to become more confident. Just focus on improve different skills. For me I just code more and taught others. Confidence follows naturally.

How to fight fear?

I was usually frightened in important competitions. At my last ICPC WF I finally accepted that it was ok if I do badly. I prepared for that contest for so many years, and I could not prepare any better — so I just accept whatever happen.

How to never give up?

How to keep the fire inside burning?

I think you should instead try to figure out what you want to do. For me I've tried several other things — and I realized everything else sucks. So I just stick to programming.

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    you actually made it to WF + LGM+ GOOGLE ,what else do you want ?? become tourist ?? i think you need to talk to him if he lets you become him XD....

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      I got those 3 after I failed for 7 years. (I don't count my 1st WF as I was carried by my teammates)

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    " I've tried several other things — and I realized everything else sucks."

    seriously? what else did you tried?

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      High school: Chemistry sucks, Physics sucks.

      Univ: Math sucks, social studies suck.

      Life: People suck.

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    Did someone ever accused you if you win because of luck? If so, how do u handle that?

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Just be a REPEATER!!!