Because I didn’t want him to think he could tell me where to be and when to be there. So I told him when I could be there. And he agreed.
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.