You’ve been a beginner with your research. How well do you remember that?
- What was it like to know a lot less than now?
- What did you struggle with?
- What were the breakthrough moments for you?
It’s important to think back to being a beginner – by contrast you will see the progress you have made since then.
Now you’re an expert. You’ll know that means you don’t know everything – perhaps at times you’re awkwardly, painfully aware of that.
That’s fine for your viva: expert as you are, you’re not expected to know everything.
You’ve been a beginner, you are an expert. You don’t know everything, but you know enough.
And you’re good enough.