Identify your internal splits and utilize all the good guidance you can to reconcile them- from both those who are alive: i.e. - professors, adjuncts, fellow students counselors, psychotherapists, google the internet), and those who are dead: i.e.primary sources recorded in books, the stacks.. Don’t let your pride stand in the way of asking for help. Learn how to tolerate so called negative feelings including: frustration, anxiety, depression, stress, confusion, ambiguity, ambivalence,not knowing, helplessness, hopelessness, failure, and stuckness. Dedicate yourself to struggling with struggle. Spinoza sums it up well “Anything worth accomplishing is as difficult as it is rare.” Above all: Trust Your Instincts.
- Gibbs Williams