No one else is going to do this for you! It is important to stay motivated about your topic, and to keep up your passion. You can motivate yourself by knowing all of the benefits and payoffs upon completing the dissertation.

For some of you, maybe you’re the first in your family to get the doctorate. What an accomplishment for you, and what a role model you will be to any children you may have! For some people, you’re the last in your family to earn the doctorate. Maybe your siblings have their doctorates, and now you can follow the family tradition. For many of you, earning your doctorate opens doors to more career opportunities. It’s not a guarantee, but some positions do require a doctorate.

Be aware of why you are earning this doctoral degree, which is why you are completing the dissertation. Knowing the benefits and payoffs will help you motivate yourself.