Geoff Colvin, senior editor at large of Fortune, says that talent is overrated, and from the attention his ideas are receiving, it appears that his writing is convincing a wide audience. He first wrote on the topic in a Fortune cover story and has since published a book.
He argues that to become accomplished, one must set specific daily goals and then pursue the work at some intensity. Mediocre performers, he says, have general goals, centered on finishing a project, but the “best performers set goals that are not about the outcome but rather about the process of reaching the outcome.”
You don’t have to be the most talented or the most brilliant person in your class. Daily writing or, as Colvin would say, deliberate practice pursued at some intensity makes all the difference.
That says to me that one-step-at-a-time, daily writing works wonders toward your finishing your dissertation.
How are you doing with your dissertation writing? Are you setting specific, daily goals and working with some intensity? Hurray for you! Keep going!
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