All entries for July 2013
July 15, 2013
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!
July 02, 2013
I am really tired of PMA's. I have one more to go and the challenge is to finish with a bang. With my dissertation begging for my attention, and this PMA as well, I feel some kind of pressure but I am glad that the road so far has been great with lots of learning. I have learnt that the hardest things turn out to be the things you do best at, or grasp better, or generally turn out better than expected. My greatest challenge is to embrace change, and cease to be my greatest limitation to greatness.
Oh how I cannot wait to be done with all this. I look at the end and that has become my motivation to do all I can while I still can as there will be no chance to do this again. At least I am still learning new concepts that indeed will keep me going forever as learning is a never ending cycle. The day I stop learning, is the day I will stop living, and I trust that is a far far far day from now, God willing.