When I talk about my thesis, I am almost always negative about it. Boo-hoo, poor me I’ve got a thesis to write. It’s not great for me, because firstly it must be a pain in the arse for anyone who actually has to listen to me. Secondly, I think it’s all part of the problem. I’m bigging up the whole thesis thing more than I should. If I was more blasé, or even more positive about my thesis, it would be easier to get it done.
So, rule 12, (rules are being kept on my aboot page), is:
12. No being pessimistic about my thesis
Any and all commentary about thesis will be upbeat, and even ludicrously optimistic. Mandatory optimism, I’m looking forward to seeing how this one pans out. If it helps with the thesis I might expand it to other areas of my life…