I posted this here about me being already old (30+) and starting to learn Go from zero (23k) and wishing to get better in a reasonable amount of time.
AFTER, my initial above postings, I was searching the Google and came across this blog post:
Obviously he started the project more than almost a year ago, but since it was my first time coming across and reading it, I didn't know the outcome, and was full of excitement to finish reading to see how he turned out.
Needless to say, I am humbled and disappointed by his glacierly slow process of spending entire year and only going from 13k to 10k, hardly an improvement at all, and certainly not the sort of 1 dan/shodan he was aiming for.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are guys like this:
So I set out to find what was the biggest real different between guys who make it to shodan and those that hit a hard wall at the SDK levels.... it seems that the real variance is the person himself or herself, and not any technique or study method or dedication or hard work or persistence or consistency.
Perhaps there are those who are just not "cut out" to be 1 dan (amateur) regardless of how hard he or she tries.
What do you guys think?
If that is the case, for a beginner like me, how would I know if I was one of those stubborn learns at Go or if I am capable of getting to 1 dan if I try hard enough, without wasting an entire year to find out like the first OP did?