The brick walls are there for a reason.

It’s been a hard day for being a Phd…I know it’s normal to have some and I’m quiet lucky in this sense, but today for me it’s very hard.

So, I have decided to force my habit to use internet only for limited purposes and I wrote on google a question that sounded like this: finish PhD.

there is world of Grad students, professors, tips, rules on how to be and above all to finish a PhD…

some of them:

  • http://www.cs.unc.edu/~azuma/hitch4.html:
  • “Being a graduate student is like becoming all of the Seven Dwarves. In the beginning you’re Dopey and Bashful. In the middle, you are usually sick (Sneezy), tired (Sleepy), and irritable (Grumpy). But at the end, they call you Doc, and then you’re Happy.”

3. Be realistic: It’s not a Nobel Prize
*    When you are doing PhD you are learning how to do a PhD, you are not expected to know this in advance
*    Original work does not mean a cure for cancer. In reality it means one small step in advancing existing knowledge
*    Do not go off on tangents in the hope of answering ‘The question’, stay focused
*    You have a cast iron guarantee right now that your thesis will not, cannot and probably should not, be perfect
*    Separate yourself from your PhD. It’s a bunch of thoughts on a piece of paper, it’s not you. Put it in perspective

good, I’m not winning Nobel prize and my Phd It’s a bunch of thoughts on a piece of paper…Yes I Can

some stories of people that have finished their PhD…and they are still alive.

Searching between links I’ve found the story of Randy Pausch.

Randy Pausch was an American professor of computer science andhuman-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pausch learned that he had a terminal case of pancreatic cancer in September 2006. He gave an upbeat lecture entitled “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” on September 18, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon.

I’ve seen his Last Lecture on youtube,and  my hard day is not vanished but it has a reason to be.

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people!

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