The ABD Survival Guide newsletter reprinted a post that originally appeared in this space. The post’s title is “Ask Steve Nash: How Can I Regain My Motivation?”
I first wrote the article for this blog after seeing Charlie Rose interview Steve Nash. The parallels between Nash’s mindset that gives him success in the tough, competitive world of professional basketball and my dissertation coaching clients’ mindsets are striking.
One of my former dissertation clients emailed me to say that she had enjoyed reading my article in the ABDSG. She especially liked “the notion of being mentally tough and deciding not to let things bother you when you get intimidated.”
Being mentally tough and unstoppable was the theme of the dissertation process for her.
The need for grit and courage struck a chord not only with her, but with many readers.
1. Choose mental toughness and grit.
2. Choose courage.
Once you are using your mental toughness, grit, and courage, you will also feel motivated to continue working toward your goal.
What’s next for you? I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time,
Nancy Whichard, Ph.D., PCC
Your International Dissertation and Academic Career Coach
Hello! I understand this is kind of off-topic however I needed
to ask. Does managing a well-established blog like yours require a
large amount of work? I’m brand new to operating a blog but I do write in my diary every day. I’d like to start
a blog so I can easily share my own experience and views online.
Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips
for brand new aspiring bloggers. Appreciate it!
Thanks for asking about writing a blog. You can put whatever amount of time you like into your blog. Since you want your blog to be a place to express personal reflections and you’re already writing a diary, then you’re ready to go. –Nancy
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Thanks for the kind words, Steven.