Opposites and Dissertations

January 25th is Opposite Day. Celebrate the day by considering doing the opposite of what everyone tells you to do for your dissertation…

  • Instead of choosing a topic you’re passionate about, pick choose a topic that holds only marginal interest for you but that you can tolerate.
  • If you’re just starting out, don’t choose a topic at all, consider what you can logistically do and build from there.
  • Rather than writing your Problem Statement or Chapter 1, in general, first, start the writing process by thoroughly outlining the last chapter of your proposal.
  • Remember when your mom told you that your best was good enough? Well, by now your best is likely much more than good enough. Don’t do your best; do good enough!

If you’d like to understand how this seemingly nonsensical advice can actually help you slash a year or more off your time to graduation, click here to schedule a quick, 15-minute chat with me to see if you’re a good fit for our Fast Track Your Dissertation Coaching Program. If you are, then I’ll invite you to join the fastest group of dissertation students out there and help you to reach graduation a good year or two faster than you would on your own.

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Dr. Russell W. Strickland

RUSSELL STRICKLAND, Ph.D., has been referred to as a “rocket scientist turned management consultant.” In truth, he applies an eclectic body of work from astronomy and nuclear physics to dynamic inventory management to market research to each of his student engagements.

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