I have shamelessly stolen this entire post from Jeffrey Way, who is a fantastic teacher over at tuts+ premium. Of course, I asked for his permission and got it. I’ve been working with developers for most of my life and found this so to the point, that I just had to make it available to the rottmann.net audience. Thanks, Jeffrey, for nailing it.
If I could only offer one piece of advice to a new web development student, it would be: “don’t worry; we all feel overwhelmed.” I’d then remind him or her that I, too, am still a student, and so are all of my peers. This industry is an incredibly tough one that requires constant continued education throughout your career. You better be okay with this truth.