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WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GET FRUSTRATED? One Month was born out of a deep frustration in learning how to code — Mattan was frustrated at what was available in coding education, and wanted to be able to build his project himself. So, he sat himself in a room for 30 days and muscled through the code, eventually teaching himself the basics of rails and figuring out how to become a developer on his own. It wasn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination, and there were days when he had no idea if what he was learning would help him actually build something that he wanted to build. As lifelong learners, it’s our job to strike a balance between staying motivated and sticking through the frustration to solve the puzzle. Ryan Holiday, in his recent book The Obstacle is The Way, reminds us of both Buddhist and Stoic philosophers that embrace obstacles as our greatest teachers. By changing what feels difficult or arduous into a metaphor of our greatest teacher, we can become great learners. Along the way, we learn that failure can actually be a benefit, and that obstacles, while gnarly at first, can become our greatest teachers. There are a lot that obstacles can teach us, if we're listening and willing to learn. What do you learn from frustration? http://learn.onemonth.com/9-great-lessons-on-coding-from-ancient-philosophy