Warriors create themselves through
trial and error,
pain and suffering,
and their ability to conquer their own faults.
Your enemies are the things that keep you down. They are also the things that can make you strong, if you control and defeat them.
Enemies such as fear, procrastination, inadequacy, and low self esteem do not stay dead. Instead, they come back stronger and more clever. Do what you must to defeat them. It is the doing that makes you stronger and better than you were before.
You’ve identified your enemies. These are the things that keep you from your destiny.
Cut them. Face every day with a plan to fight against the things that keep you from your goals. Cut your enemies. With every dragon you slay, you grow stronger. Sometimes, that enemy is the fear that lies within yourself.
Everyone has a purpose and a destiny. The things that keep you from fulfilling this destiny are your enemies.
Make a list of your enemies. Then, write a plan on how you will defeat them.
As long as it doesn’t hurt other people, don’t be afraid of being yourself. You were born uniquely you, but that’s a moving target.
Learn to face the fear, and be courageous. If it’s worth doing, than do it.
You can be afraid. Most of us are. However, don’t let that stop you from reaching your goals.
You have today. Tomorrow is always just a dream. However, we do today to the best of our abilities, with the hope and dream of tomorrow.
Make today a present. Make today present. …Get my meaning?
On any given project, I use a LOT of programs! For example:
I’ve learned how to use these programs smoothly to help with my workflow — similar to tools in a toolbox. Some of these programs overlap functions, but I’ve never been able to find just one program that does it all efficiently. Some programs do things a lot better than others. For example, for collaborations on writing projects, I use Google Docs because it’s the least buggy — even though both Word, Evernote, and Scrivener have these functions, as well). It makes me wonder, though, whether other grad students also use multiple programs to get the work done, as well.
What are the programs that you use, and what’s your workflow like?
…and that includes you.
Set the timer for 10 minutes, and just write!
Write, “I don’t know what to write, so I’m writing.”
Write with reckless abandon!
Write about your breakfast.
Write about your first thought. Last night’s dream. Your research question.
Write about your first day, when they call you “DOCTOR.”
Then write some more.
At the end of ten minutes, file it.
Now…. go get coffee. You can edit it later.