How do you keep up the LC motivation

Jul 14 37 Comments

People on here casually throw Leetcode counts like 300 and even 1000. How do you guys stay motivated to solve so many?

With job, gym and family in the equation, I find it hard to grind LC problems back to back. Often times I get stuck and sometimes simply too frustrated and mentally drained that I lose focus. How do you guys do it?? Sheer will power? I have currently completed 60 problems (half easy and half medium) and at my current rate will maybe hit 100 within next 2 months :((

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TOP 37 Comments
  • Apple MClayton
    Leetcode in the back of the uber to the gym.
    Jul 14 1
    • OP
      I bike. I don’t have money to Uber to gym everyday. Plus I get motion sickness reading in moving vehicles
      Jul 14
  • Oracle marriedM
    Many of them don't have families. Employers love those who can work their asses off with no constraints. Those who can, do it. It's not the end of the world for others. Don't get peer-pressured on Blind!
    Jul 14 0
  • Amazon AmazonRock
    i just solved around 100 and landed job at amazon. My friend did 120'ish and landed at Google. quality matters rather than quantity
    Jul 14 1
    • New / Eng kMtY80
      How do you ensure quality in this instance?
      Jul 15
  • Tesla / Eng 🐉⛈
    Adderall.
    Jul 14 1
    • LinkedIn nubody
      Can you tell if someone is on adderall?
      Jul 14
  • Bro we’re at SAP
    We get the lowest of the low pay and work on 1970s tech stack. Not becoming irrelevant is my motivation
    Jul 14 6
    • 101k
      I’m in PE

      Edit: PE pays better than most areas in DBS but I also have zero life outside of work
      Jul 14
    • Tibco software / Eng !mlikoj!
      "We get the lowest of the low pay" -->Tibco says Hi.
      Jul 14
    • Neurocrine gomv61
      Hi from a non tech person. You can't forget us when talking about low pay.
      Jul 14
    • OP
      Sushi 101k is good! Unless you are in Bay Area. I am from NSQ office myself
      Jul 14
    • I’m in NSQ but I got the bump because I’m moving to Seattle
      Jul 14
  • Marvell elkdead
    Keep reading offers that others get. Keep looking at levels.fyi whenever you’re discouraged.
    Jul 14 0
  • Avanade / Consultant MohyCS
    Simple. Hate the people you work with, the tech stack you’re using, and the work environment so much that you literally cry internally from 9 to 5. Then go on leetcode to cope.
    Jul 14 2
    • Apple / Eng lmfaoapple
      Real answer right here
      Jul 15
    • LinkedIn nubody
      That’s not good. Work your problems at work first, and find a positive motivation to study. For instance to get the necessary skill to change a job easily
      Jul 15
  • Bloomberg 1337c4lyfe
    By the way, don’t look at your current LC rate whe making predictions. Your rate is going to increase with the number of problems you do.
    Jul 14 3
    • Amazon prestige🧐
      Yeah, this is a big point.
      Jul 14
    • Neurocrine gomv61
      Increase or decrease? Usually one loses motivation with time, isn't it?
      Jul 14
    • Amazon prestige🧐
      As your skill increases and you become familiar with common problem patterns, you get WAY faster at solving them, since you dont really have to think about half the stuff you type any more.
      Jul 14
  • Twitch VLmy43
    I am at 550 myself. Call/meet my friend who has done more than 1000 if I need motivation. I have a hard job and also family. So I timebox 1 hr everyday to code a few problems.
    Jul 14 2
    • Neurocrine gomv61
      For how long have you been practicing?
      Jul 14
    • Twitch VLmy43
      4 to 5 months
      Jul 14
  • Google / Eng oilchange_
    You do it AT WORK moron.
    Jul 14 1
  • Enthought / Eng 00001111
    People get the misconception that you need to solve a lot of them. You don't; you just need to be able to solve most of them, and you get diminishing returns the more you solve.
    Jul 14 0
  • New / Eng farial
    Tc 78 k and That tc is enough for motivation
    Jul 14 1
    • Avanade / Consultant MohyCS
      Tc 71k and I feel u
      Jul 14
  • Apple yhw
    425 lc in 4 months. DM for details
    Jul 15 2
    • Bazaarvoice / Sales aaustin
      How could you do? What’s motivated ?
      Jul 17
    • Pivotal Axe Cap
      Why does this require a DM?
      Aug 2
  • Avanade / Consultant MohyCS
    That’s basically 3 leetcode questions a day. Why would we dm u about it?
    Jul 15 0
  • AT&T yeetBigG
    Dude it’s all about discipline and what your priorities are in life. I was a new grad 1 year ago with 75k TC in the Bay Area. Do you value your career? You have to be willing to make some sacrifices to seriously prepare.

    Also, note that it’s not about the quantity of leetcode problems. Make sure you’re well rounded in all aspects of the technical interview (analysis, tradeoffs, etc)
    Jul 14 0
  • LinkedIn nubody
    Prioritization
    Jul 14 0
  • Bloomberg 1337c4lyfe
    How do you not?
    Jul 14 0