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By Swift, history, 10 days ago, In English,

Hi CF community.

I'm registered in Codeforces for more than 6 years. I did ~100 contests, and yet I'm an expert, my max rating is for 4 years ago. I'm not consistent with my training, I train one month before each ICPC regional and then I let it go, after failing to go to world finals I tell myself that I'll train the next year but I don't! I almost never upsolve any problem after the contest ends. I lose my motivation if I do badly in a contest or two (even if it's because of the contest itself).

See, I recognize the problem and I also know the solution: train consistently, upsolve, etc. I always knew the solution and yet I never act on it.

But enough is enough. I have only 2 more years to participate in ICPC. I have decided to train harder and more consistent, but in order to stick to my goal, I want to share it. (although it's not a great idea, I think it works for me)

I want to become an International Master by the end of 2019, meaning I want to have a max rating >= 2300. I know it is a really really hard goal to achieve in a year, but I want to commit, no matter what.

I'm starting with a rating of ~1800, and I want to post contents regularly to update you about my training, my progress and the cool ideas/problems that I come across during my training, so stay tuned.

Any hint, tip or advice is highly appreciated.

Cheers!

 
 
 
 
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That what i tried to do 2 years ago...

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You can make it. cheers.

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Best wishes!

I also want to become a Master by the end of this year.

Hope we can both achieve our goals.

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Good luck!

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I think you already got the right idea, but I just want to point that out: as I see from your submission history, you should never leave the problem you didn't solve during the contest (and get WA etc) unsolved. As soon as you got motivation for that kind of work, you gotta be alright.

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Is it a motivation? Promise us to upload your photo with pink hair if you don't achieve your goal. This is the motivation.

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At first I thought this was a joke and thought 2020 is like 10 years from now. we're getting old

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Poke Ruban

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You can't

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All the Best.

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First of all, break your psychological boundaries.

Believe that you can do it — "Fake it until you make it."

Secondly, do a lot of analyses. I'm sure that self-analysis will improve you a lot (ask yourself such question as — "why didn't I solve this problem?", "how I came up with this solution?", "why does it work? How to prove it?").

Last but not least, solve problems that you can't solve. By solving similar problems you will not discover new techniques, methods, etc. So solve problems that are higher than your level.

Be positive, patient and good luck in your endeavors ;)

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    Thank you very much for the advice.

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this is the secret of retrograd e-maxx.ru :)

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In August 2018 I failed to reach the regional contest, so I decided to work hard to get a max rating >=2000 before the start of the next ACM contest in my university in May 2019, currently I am 1982 and my max was two months ago 1983 I hope to reach my goal in the next round :D