mudlark Posted May 12, 2011 Share Posted May 12, 2011 You are not special. I don't mean that in a flippant way. It's really the most useful piece of advice I know. Worried that everyone is juding you behind your back? They're not. Because they don't care all that much about you because you're not special. Faced with crippling anxiety about whether or not your planned project is absolutely perfect? Stop worrying and get to work. You're not going to come up with a field-changer in your first year. You're not special. Still have some bad work habits that you secretly think are part of your creative genius? They're not, because you're not Keats, you're just a grad student. Suck it up and fix them. Again, you're not special. I guess I could phrase it as "Work hard and keep your head down", but it doesn't have the same ring. psych21, cogscipixie, awvish and 4 others 7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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