Motivation – Thesis Hub Knowledge Sharing Platform for Researchers. Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:24:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Finding Support for Writing the Thesis Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:57:32 +0000 This article offers strategies that help students make the most of their time and secure support and motivation from their supervisors in Writing the Thesis.]]> Scientists are ((Satisfied)) human beings. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:03:24 +0000 many challenges affecting young scientists,Despite the many challenges affecting young scientists, more than 60% say that they are satisfied or very satisfied with their careers. But older scientists are the happiest. Scientists around the world gradually worry about the troubles of young researchers in academia, and for good reason. Competition for tenure-track positions has surged, and some early-career researchers […]]]> On Beginning to Write at 40 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:59:23 +0000 In this article Stephanie Vandrick  narrates a tale of a late bloomer. She tells how she had been in the field of English as a second language (ESL) for many years but began seriously writing and publishing only after age 40, when events in her professional life gave her the confidence and the resources to […]]]> Strategies for Overcoming Writer’s Block Sat, 28 May 2016 22:30:16 +0000 Strategies for Overcoming Writer's BlockSometimes researchers experience writer’s block. This can cause anxiety which in turn makes the writer even more anxious. The key is to break this cycle. “Don’t get it right, just get it written” –James Thurber Tips for getting started Write/type some words that describe how you feel about the task, then about the thesis/paper. Give […]]]> Focus on Writing Your Thesis Instead of Focusing on Submission Deadlines Sat, 28 May 2016 20:56:05 +0000 Focus on Writing Your Thesis Instead of Focusing on Submission DeadlinesWe all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on. And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and actionable goal. At […]]]> The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans, but don’t Take Action Sat, 28 May 2016 14:59:38 +0000 By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and […]]]> Myth 3: You must be “Disciplined”! Sat, 28 May 2016 14:43:15 +0000 In society at large, there is an enduring idea that to be successful, you have to lead a “disciplined life.” Therefore, if you’re not yet as successful as you want to be, then that’s an indicator you’re not as disciplined as you need to be. That’s incorrect.  “You don’t need to be a disciplined person […]]]> Myth 5: A Balanced Life ! Sat, 28 May 2016 14:41:35 +0000 “The truth is, balance is bunk. It is an unattainable pipe dream… . The quest for balance between work and life, as we’ve come to think of it, isn’t just a losing proposition; it’s a hurtful, destructive one.” – Keith Hammonds  Everyone talks about leading a “balanced life” but the reality is nobody ever achieves […]]]> Myth 6: Big is Bad and is to be Feared ! Sat, 28 May 2016 14:40:13 +0000 Loads of people don’t chase big dreams because they have fallen for the myth “big is bad.” The reality is if you fear being highly successful and instead settle for less, you shortchange yourself. You should get into the habit of thinking big and setting audacious, inspiring goals. The undeniable reality is if you think […]]]> Myth 4: Willpower is Always “On-Call” Sat, 28 May 2016 14:38:35 +0000 Another of society’s prevailing myths is that the willpower to do anything is always on call and can be summoned whenever and wherever it is required. This basic approach of “Where there’s a will there’s a way” suggests to achieve something great, you’ve just got to want it more fervently than you desire any alternative. […]]]>