A post that originally appeared in this space was reprinted in the Nov. 24, 2007 issue of the ABD Survival Guide newsletter under the title of “Ask Steven Nash: How Can I Regain My Motivation?”
I first wrote the article for this blog after seeing Charlie Rose interview Steve Nash. I was struck by the parallels between what Nash does in order to be successful in the tough, incredibly competitive world of professional basketball and what my clients, who are successfully completing their dissertations, do.
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 fearless was the theme of the whole dissertation process for her.
The need to be disciplined and brave struck a chord with many readers.
1. Choose to be mentally tough.
2. Choose courage.
And the motivation will follow.
To read the article, go to www.abdsurvivalguide.com, click on “Archive of past issues,” which is on the upper left of the Home page. In the Archive, scroll down until you see the following title and then click:
• Ask Steven Nash: How Can I Regain My Motivation? – November 24, 2007
To watch the Steve Nash interview, click on this link:
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Nancy Whichard, Ph.D., PCC
Your International Dissertation and Academic Career Coach