Hobbits and Dissertations
On September 21, 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien’s, The Hobbit, was published. It’s the story of a long journey against impossible odds. Which should sound familiar to a dissertation student…
The Hobbit is a story of small people, several dwarfs and a hobbit, on a treacherous journey to an unfamiliar home. They face great challenges from enemies, both new and old, from the elements, and a dragon guards their destination against them.
Dissertation students face a similar journey. And sometimes it may feel like orcs and armies and dragons stand in your way. So, how do you ensure success?
The same way that they did in The Hobbit. By building a team, supporting each other, growing stronger individually and together. You must be clear as to your purpose. You must be steady in your progress. And, you must have support to guide your steps and sure your resolve.