In the past few months I learned that the Phd journey involves learning several lessons. And I am only at the beginning...
first lesson I learned is that there is always something missing in your work and it
is never complete (specially if you are still doing it). There are always limitations and it is not
going to be perfect, even at the end.
Second lesson, is that you can live with the limitations but you do
not want to live with flaws. You want to avoid people telling you that
you missed one important article in our literature review. So, now I keep in
mind that I have the on-going job of rewriting it and adding sources.
lesson, when you are designing your project be sure you have the
resources you need, namely data sources confirmed and participants
agreement. This will help you avoid frustrations and worries in the future.
Fourth lesson, people who don't know you will remember
you because of your work and your presentations. I think it helps a lot
when you build a positive image of yourself and your work. Is important
to transmit passion about what you are doing and engage others in your presentation, so they will be interested and make you questions.