Think about your own situation as though it were that of someone else. What advice would you give to someone in your shoes? Are you following it? Is it worth following? Why feel so bad for yourself if you wouldn't feel so bad for someone else? Why feel so proud of yourself if you wouldn’t … Continue reading Act as you would expect of someone else
My exam was scheduled for twelve noon. I remember first stopping by my girlfriend’s apartment before then going to my windowless basement lab to run through the presentation one last time. I was unshaven and dressed like a typical PhD student: dirty sneakers, blue jeans and a wrinkled t-shirt. Ultimately, the effort I had put … Continue reading I failed my qualifying exam
But you can also work the odds in your favor.
And you will be significantly more likely to win.
To indicate your interest in that topic, task or action. The more likely you are to procrastinate, the less likely you are to want the result.
Before accepting any final conclusions. That’s when the truth reveals itself.
Is when it must end. Is when it must start. To be taken seriously.