The enabled researcher

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The enabled researcher

The enabled researcher is a blog about higher education and all things postgraduate and researcher focussed. Specialising in training development, student progression monitoring and behavioural frameworks

There are rewards for perseverance!

Training & DevelopmentPosted by Davina Jun 27, 2015 11:02

As part of this post, I'm taking time to reflect. Carrying on seems difficult in the face of adversity. Whether there’s barriers, blockages or challenges, take note – the can all be overcome!

Difficulties preset themselves in many forms: as an awkward or stubborn individual, red tape and bureaucracy, mental blockages or fears and sometimes pure bad luck! Don’t feel desolate when these things happen – there IS a way forward!

Firstly, consider how far you have come already. Think of the obstacles you have already overcome and the work put in so far. Even if you are just starting out – remember how you got to this point! Recognise your achievements and know that you are on your way. The fact these issues are cropping up is a sure sign that you have begun an exciting journey. Spend some time looking and reflecting back before you take the next step forward.

Secondly, you will find a way! I know this of you, you just need to see this yourself. Humans are really resilient, innovative and are natural problem solvers. You will know what you need to do – it may be ask for help or another’s opinion, work through it logically, take a break from the problem for a while or do nothing and just let time present a solution to you. You will find a way – believe it!

Thirdly, don’t stop! Keep going and moving towards your goal. Even if you move a millimetre a day, you are still moving in the right direction. If you have to take a scenic route, turn around and go back or change course – perfect, you are creating a better route to follow. Don’t let others persuade you. You are in charge, in the driving seat and know instinctively where you are going – so get on with it!

Finally, enjoy it! Enjoy your journey, your challenges and the whole experience, when you arrive at your destination, you will look back at this time fondly. You will also see how far you have travelled and what has been accomplished. Make an appointment with yourself today and enjoy your journey and moment of achievement in the not too distant future – you deserve it!

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