The Dissertation is Like Any Other Goal

Have you met any goals in your life? You know, achieved something you really wanted- at any point, ever? My guess is yes, you probably have. And not just one thing either, but probably a whole bunch of somethings. You wanted to be admitted to graduate school- and you...

Willpower and the Dissertation

I just finished reading a great book, Willpower, which talks about the importance of self-control and self management. While there were many good points in the book, a few stood out for me as being especially relevant to the dissertation process. Willpower, as defined...

You Don’t Need Forever

As a graduate student, you’re likely incredibly familiar with the concept of delayed gratification- the process of putting off until later what you might otherwise enjoy now. Research shows that toddlers who are able to delay gratification actually turn out,...