Consistent leetcode problems solving

Salesforce / Eng Boredd
Oct 31, 2017 15 Comments

I start leetcode being very motivated which lasts for a month and then I just stop it somehow. Does anybody faced the same problem ? What you did to overcome it ?

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  • Oracle Locas
    Rename your Leetcode session name some like 400k😀
    Nov 1, 2017 1
    • Splunk / Eng
      !chiparao

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      Or name it 401(K)😄
      Nov 1, 2017
  • Combatant Gentlemen vonneuman
    Take a week off. Do other things. Then come back and review for a few days. And then start going again.
    Oct 31, 2017 0
  • Google hrjG74
    Are you clear on what you want to achieve with Leetcode? I visualized the end goal and that always kept me motivated. Besides, I liked solving problems more than my previous shitty job.
    Oct 31, 2017 3
    • Salesforce / Eng Boredd
      OP
      Yeah I badly want to switch jobs, and I also like to solve problems. But when I do hard problems which takes so much time and patience I mostly lose interest. Additionally there will be some work popping up in office continuously which just makes it so hard to keep up.
      Oct 31, 2017
    • Google hrjG74
      Have some structure to your practicing. Good thing is that you don't need to be able to solve all the hard problems tomorrow.
      Oct 31, 2017
    • Amazon fICL14
      If you don't mind how good were you at solving leetcode problems before? I'm trying to switch jobs but I consistently fuck up the tech interviews on the first round
      Nov 1, 2017
  • Microsoft $oftie$
    Try to solve more easy to medium problems. Leetcode hard problems are mostly anal nonsense that doesn’t come out in interviews.
    Nov 1, 2017 3
    • Google hrjG74
      sometimes they do
      Nov 1, 2017
    • Microsoft $oftie$
      Agreed, that’s why I said “mostly”, not “all”.
      Nov 1, 2017
    • Microsoft
      clueles

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      cluelesmore
      You will be surprised how much leetcode hard problems come up in interviews. I agree that it may not be true for all interview loops.
      Nov 1, 2017
  • Yahoo / Eng booya123
    Always do a couple of easy questions before the hard/medium questions, seeing the green check after only one pass definitely get me more motivated to dive in the harder ones. You can also make a plan to do x amount of questions per day. From psychology side, motivation either come from good satisfaction or bad punishment.
    Nov 1, 2017 0
  • Microsoft
    clueles

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    cluelesmore
    My suggestion is to treat hard problems as hard problems and set your expectation that you will struggle with them initially. Also solving medium problems gives momentum. So may be go through some medium level problems when you think you're not making progress.
    Nov 1, 2017 0
  • Amazon FUMx01
    Just do the "hard" problems with high frequency with your respective company of interest
    Nov 2, 2017 0
  • New mKqs66
    Just do something else. Work on a side project. I don’t do leetcode.
    Nov 1, 2017 0