You Must Believe You Can

When working on any long-term and meaningful goal, such as completing the dissertation, it’s expectable that you’ll experience moments (or days or weeks) of uncertainty, loss of focus, or overwhelm. This doesn’t mean anything is wrong. Actually, in...

Finding Points of Engagement

One of the most important elements of a successful dissertation process (and by successful, I’m referring to both the process AND the outcome)- a successful dissertation process is one where you feel reasonably happy, generally on target, and are making steady...

How to Decide Between Good Options

[podcast]https://www.completeyourdissertation.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2goodchoices.mp3[/podcast] So in the dissertation process, there will come a time (or many) where you have several options to consider and you need to make a decision for one of them. You might...

Where is your attention flowing?

As we near the end of another year, it’s probably a good time to take stock of where you are in your life, plans, and in terms of finishing the dissertation. I was reminded today about the differences between time management and priority management- with some...

Take One Simple Action

I’ve been thinking lately about the concept of one simple action- as in “take one simple action to reach your goal” (and then one more, and another, and so on…) I remember being in graduate school and feeling like only the grandest actions or...