Motivation_Seeker's blog

By Motivation_Seeker, history, 7 weeks ago, In English,

Hello codeforces,
First of all, this is my alt, was too shy to write this blog from my main account, I have been doing CP for more than 2.5 years now, Programming in general for more than 4 years, After the ICPC India regionals, I am no longer motivated for doing CP, ICPC motivated me for the past 6 months, I did TopCoder SRM yesterday just to get TCO points.
I skip rounds thinking I am too busy, but end up just refreshing the rankings for 2 hours straight (so not participating, nor doing anything else either).
I feel that my grip over DS and Algo which defines CP is loosening with time.
Ps. I am 1800+ on my main account.
I would really appreciate if someone could help me with what should I do, I don't want to leave doing CP.
I might try taking a break sometime soon.

 
 
 
 
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Hello, first of all i have one question: why did you choose cp?, ok my friend i feel you because i have been 2.5 years in cp and still newbie not because i am stupid but ok i am not smart, all people divide into 2 types, the first one is smart enough to reach very fast and the second one less smart but he has something else better than the first one..what i mean is somebody reach to purple after solving 300 problem and others after 800 problem and others after 3000 problem but you know what is the common between them?..that they didn't waste time in depression and didn't say that it is impossible to do that, the answer of your question you should ask yourself why should i complete in cp? and what ever your answer if you choose cp and choose to compete please be warrior and don't let anyone beat you keep practicing but smart not hard, you know why i am still newbie because i wanted to be better as fast as possible but i discovered that you can't make success by fast any success should take his time so be patient, be patient, be patient, keep practicing, look at your weaknesses and improve it and if you feel disappointed again remember that there is a big loser will be red one day inshallah.

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    As to my experience, guys from 1800+ mostly know maths quite well. If you can think "in different way" you can easily achieve that rank. Even high-ranked guys have depressions, its normal

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    Well spend 2.5 years and still newbie === stupid

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      I became pupil after 2+ years of doing cp. My dream was to become expert at least for one day. And that one day came.

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        hats off to your dedication ,it can be seen in your graph.

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    you motivated me bro. orz..

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Well make new rivals. I do cp with my friends cause its fun. :)

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    this way doesn't work with people who compare themselves with others perhaps make them disappointed but i agreed you it one of the efficient techniques ^-^

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    what if i dont have any friends?

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      just make them but choose true friends who help you to achieve your goals, talk to you if you feel frustrated but if you don't have one let me the first one ^-^

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Motivation isn't something you look for.

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your gf.

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What's your motivation to find motivation?

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I am relatively new to competition programming and I like solving problems that boil down to elegant solutions. There are some ideas, like Euler's polyhedral formula, or MST algorithms, that are almost magical and too good to be true. I like learning new CS algorithms and solving seemingly very difficult problems with simple tools that are actually incredibly powerful and general.

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If you enjoy CP, you don't need motivation. If you have some goal like becoming better/smarter or getting some rating, that's your motivation. Otherwise, what's the point? :(

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note: its my alt, im 1700

i had a break for a month because of the same reason after regional stage of all-russian olympiad of school students this year, and i felt exactly like you, but i started to get back into programming after becoming angry on myself for being worse than people who started cp same time ago as me and were much worse than me for around 3 month ago(im doing cp for 13 months), so, i feel more motivated when i compete with my friends and when i want to get more than they