It doesn’t feel right, given the scope of the viva, to say that success is simply about passing a test.
But you pass. The latest test, the final test – but certainly not the only test. Any PhD candidate is tested again and again throughout their journey. From first year uncertainties all the way to final year fears and the challenge of writing-up. One test after another, week by week.
If we have to use these words for the end of the PhD too then let us show the importance: you pass The Test.
The Test of your whole PhD. You succeed, you rise to the challenge, you pass The Test.
Your viva might be one day that looms large in your mind as it gets closer. Remember all of the other days, small and big, where you have succeeded too. This latest success follows all of the others.