Day 2: It's not enough to just start

By James Hayton,
July 10, 2018
I'm James, I'm a former physicist (PhD, Nottingham, 2007) and author of "PhD: An Uncommon Guide to Research, Writing & PhD Life".
Since 2010, I've been helping PhD students all over the world overcome barriers in their research and writing
My strategies have helped thousands of PhD students just like you to build confidence, write better and finish on time

In the last few videos, I've talked about not waiting for conditions to be perfect before starting something and about trying to make small improvements every day.While it's important to start and not to let perfectionism hold you back, that doesn't mean you should avoid the work of making things better.When you're writing, for example, if you just write 10's of thousands of words without learning how to assess and improve your work, you're effectively procrastinating over editing becauseediting is difficult and scary.So don't wait for conditions to be perfect, but don't wait to start improving, either. It's all about balance!

Today's small improvements

I moved the camera up to eye level, and also figured out how to upload faster to YouTube. I'm also adding a page where you'll be able to find all the videos I upload.

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