As you pursue your degree you may find you experience internal or external thinking and views that are less then supportive of your pursuit.
Check this scene from the movie: Pursuit of Happiness.
The scene perfectly illustrates how a ‘voice’ of discouragement can have impact on your pursuit. You must always, always counter this until you graduate and more.
Son: “Hey dad, I am going pro! … I am going pro!
Father: “Okay yeah. I don't know you know I… You'll probably be about as good as I was. That's kind of the way it works you know. I was below average…I don't want you shooting this ball around all day and night. All right?
Son: “All right - Okay (the boy stops playing and puts the ball in a bag)
Father: “Hey! Don't ever let somebody tell you … you can't do something. Not even me. All right?”
Son: All right
Father: “You got a dream. You got to protect it. People can't do something themselves… they want to tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. Let’s go.”
As a graduate you must press reset if ever you are in a situation like this. Here is how that might look (and you can remix your own version).
“I have a dream to pursue and attain my degree and I’m going to protect it. Even when others tell me I can't do it, or its difficult, I know I can and I know I will. I want this degree and I’m going out to get it. Period. Let’s go.”
Do whatever it takes to encourage yourself in the pursuit and attainment of your degree.
That ‘bag’ is for the rubbish thoughts, not your degree which is always in your hands awaiting further practice and ultimately the moment when you will take the winning shot and graduate.
Practice = Degree. Period.