POTUS 1 and Dissertations

February 22nd marks the birthday of the 1st President of the United States. Here’s the best thing that George Washington ever did, and why you have get this right for your dissertation…

George Washington did many great things… founding father, Commander-in-Chief. He established our national bank, the executive cabinet, a permanent seat for the federal government.

But, the most important thing he ever did…was walk away. And, he did it twice!

At the end of the American Revolution, it would have been easy, even customary for Washington to assume power as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. He didn’t. Instead, he presided over the Constitutional Convention, which gave birth to a new nation. When the nation turned its eyes once again to Washington to serve as its first President, he did so. Four years later, he was elected again. Four years later, he walked away…again!

You should be planning to walk away from your dissertation, too. Your dissertation isn’t a life-long appointment. It’s a task. And, like Washington’s command or Presidency, your dissertation is an obstacle to what you are truly called to do. It’s never too early to plan to walk away from your dissertation (after it’s finished, of course!). If you haven’t planned your get-away already, you should do so now.

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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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