July 15, 2013

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON!

I have realized that progress, no matter how little is still progress. Writing my dissertation, there were days I felt I could just cave in and give up. There was absolutely no progress. I had a lot of fear of the unknown. My personality is that of perfectionism and the fact that I could not see how it all works out in the end drove me crazy. A classmate of mine warned me to not dwell so much on the finner details, not to insist on making it very very perfect as that limited my progress.

Now as I continue with it, a month later, I am happy with my progress. In fact I am delighted with my progress. Its when your supervisor gives you good feedback you feel like you have finished it all. I thank God through it all because I would not have made it this far without Him.

I have learnt that it does not matter if I write one sentence, or a paragragh, or a page, or 10 pages, as long as I am not where I was yesterday, that is progress. There is this adage in swahili that says "haba na haba hujaza kibaba" in English I guess it goes something like "small things plus small things add up to something big". The point and lesson here is that as long as I ensure that I do something each day, progress will get me from wher eiam now to where I will be on the 29th. Progress will get me to the finish line. We have to keep calm and carry on...we shall finish in good time and enjoy the remaining summer if it shall be there. So my wish to you all in the same boat as I am....KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON!


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