As an app designer and developer, you must constantly focus on improving your skills. Every project you do requires that you test your development skills, particularly if there are budget and time limits. Knowing your creative and development process can take time, as well as thinking about ways to boost your creativity. However, there are certain attitudes you can take without realizing that they are really affecting your creativity and development skills in a negative way. In this article, we mention them:
Focusing solely on your skills
While it is necessary that you establish a routine as an app designer and developer to be able to work in a more organized way, it does not imply that this routine is applied throughout your life. It is important to have a schedule to check emails, find a job, work on projects, and answer your clients, particularly if you work as a freelance. However, not everything has to become a routine. For example, you might decide to take your breaks elsewhere or perform another activity that you have not done so far.
Also, in your spare time, you may just want to relax at home, but it is also good to go out and do other activities, particularly if you have never tried them before. Visiting new places and doing new activities are great ways to get inspiration and improve your development skills
It often happens: you have a great idea, but you are not sure you can develop it. Either because you are not sure of your skills or because it requires you to learn some other skill in order to start with that project. In the end, you think you really don't have time to learn, so you decide to give up or leave the project on hold. But that wait becomes too long, and there comes a time when you completely forget about it. Or you may still remember it, but remain undecided on whether to start or not.
The recommendation is to go for it. Every project you do is an opportunity to learn. It is much better if that particular project is challenging and requires you to leave your comfort zone. You may also discover other ways to reach the same goals, alternative ways that you might not have considered.
Despite the doubts you may have about your idea, we recommend you go for it. Personal projects are a great opportunity to learn and understand a little more about your development skills.
Making excuses for not starting a project
Apart from doubting yourself and thinking that you cannot complete a project, it may be another situation in which you know you can do it, but you are not sure if it is the right time because you have other projects at hand or you would rather start with a smaller project or any other reason you can think of not to start with your personal project.
You must stop putting those limits on. Those excuses are only affecting your creativity, and the worst thing is that it becomes a habit. So you will always try to find some excuse for not doing so. Instead of thinking about the reasons for not doing it, think that you can do it. It doesn't matter if it's a massive project, you have free weekends, and you can spend one or two hours on developing it.
Not sharing your ideas
As an app designer and developer, you need to share your projects. It is the only way to get valuable comments and criticism from other people. You can even submit your sketches and progress to get comments and suggestions. The more people who have access to it, the better because you can hear more varied criticisms, different points of view, and perspectives. When taken into account, the final result of the project could be superior to any other project that you have created on your own.
Although it is positive to get suggestions at all important stages of the process, receiving feedback on the outcome is also positive. It helps you to consider other points of view that you had not previously taken into account, and it definitely remains an experience. For this reason, it is essential that you share your ideas and collaborate with other people on projects. It is a new opportunity to learn.
To be able to work as an app developer, you must be sure of yourself. In this way, you can present your ideas and answer customer questions by conveying that trust. In addition, as we have previously mentioned, doubting yourself only limits your development skills and does not allow you to develop ideas that have potential.
However, being overconfident is not good either. When you have this type of mentality, you no longer think about improving and learning, but you have a fixed idea that you are the best in your area and that every concept or project you develop is perfect. This way, you forget to listen to suggestions and comments from other people that might be helpful.
Keep in mind that you can always improve as a developer and that there are great app developers
around the world. In fact, we recommend following some of them on social networks, so you never forget about it. You can even take it as a goal to achieve, and in this way, you will always be thinking of ways to improve.
Now that you know what attitudes can negatively affect your development skills, you can take action to avoid or change them. It is not too late to change your mindset and perspective. Once you have identified the problem, you can continually work to change your conception of certain things. Finally, you will discover that daring to start and finish your personal mobile app development projects has a great impact on your confidence as a developer. Back