Do you believe in yourself?

Earning a doctorate is a giant undertaking and should not be taken lightly.

Most students understand that it will require a great effort, especially when compared to the standard effort required for prior degrees such as the bachelors and masters degrees. One of the most valuable characteristics you need is a strong belief in yourself, in your abilities, and in your knowledge of the dissertation process.

You have all the talent to carry out all requirements necessary to successfully complete your manuscript.

If you persevere, sooner or later you will finish your dissertation.

How can you build your belief in yourself?

There are a number of things you can do:

  • associate with other competent doctoral students, dialogue with them about their research, talk about your concerns, find out what these students are doing to make progress,
  • locate completed dissertations similar to your own and review them,
  • constantly read journal articles related to your topic, and
  • immerse yourself in reading about the dissertation process especially the requirements at your university.

As you get more comfortable with the knowledge of what is expected of you to write the dissertation, you will start to believe that you can do it. Your belief in yourself will increase over time when you make these behaviors a part of your daily life.

This secret was derived and expanded from the first secret in my FREE book, Top 12 Secrets and Tips For Dissertation Completion. Just contact me for your free copy!


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