Just as you experience great
exultation when your proposal is finally approved, you may again find yourself
in another lonely stretch of the journey.
you immerse yourself fully in the data collection, you start to find yourself
running low on your reserves. Fatigue takes over. You may be running
out of money; you may be running out of time; and those around you are giving
up on your ever finishing. There is no relief in sight! You have arrived
at a Desert of Desolation.
The Dissertation Doctor cautions that this is the time to replenish yourself
by reviewing your personal commitment and your perspective.
are truly your greatest resources. Image yourself with a Ph.D. after your
name. How will that feel? Just keep trodding! Perspective and
persistence will see you through the desert.