How many times have you faced difficult challenges during your PhD journey?
Think about how many meetings you’ve had with your supervisor.
Think about how many times you’ve presented your work as a paper or poster.
Consider how many times you’ve shared your work in a departmental seminar.
Remember how many times you’ve had a discussion about what you do, particularly those times you’ve responded to difficult questions.
Think about how many times you overcame an obstacle in your work – and how many times you showed up to do the work of your research!
How many times have you already succeeded before you meet your examiners?