I have written before about “best” being a distraction and encouraged you to focus on doing good work. In this post, I want to extend that argument using a recently published scholarly article as a jumping off point. (you can go read it and come back) “Excellence R Us”: university research and the … [Read more...]
Developing a Practice: Self-Confidence
Posts in this category discuss confidence and the practices that build and maintain your confidence.
Your to do list is long. It never seems to get any shorter does it? And many of the things on your list are long term projects with lots of sub-projects and tasks and whatnot. It seems like some of those things have been on your to do list forever. Some people will tell you to make sure you … [Read more...]
For various reasons I’ve been thinking about what holds people back from submitting/publishing their work. Fear of criticism comes up a lot. As if somehow if someone doesn’t like it, or disagrees with it, it means you shouldn’t have published it, or the work was wasted or something. We are all … [Read more...]
How often have you been in this position? Unable to move a project forward because you want to do your best? Best is a distraction. Best is an abstract goal. It is impossible to meet because there are no concrete indicators. Furthermore, best is a moving target. Future You will be a better … [Read more...]
Writing for scholarly journals and writing for wider impact are not mutually exclusive. The impact your work has outside of academia is partly dependent on the quality of the work and the respect that work has within relevant academic networks. Yes, we want evidence based policy and practice, but … [Read more...]