Rémi Thériault | Student Success Series

Rémi Thériault, PhD Student

I had this sense of higher purpose, that I had to do this, that this was my “mission” in life.

According to the author of Gettings Things Done, David Allen, the mind is for having ideas, not holding them.

  1. Develop a sense of purpose by trying to think and visualize where you would see your contribution in the world. How can you make an impact that would be meaningful to you?
  2. Follow your passion, and don’t give up — be thorough! If you haven’t identified your passion yet, then you can try linking this with your sense of purpose in the first point! This will help keep you motivated!
  3. Cultivate the mindset that you can learn and continuously strive to self-improve. Be open to change, and to criticisms to improve from others or even yourself, look for better ways to do things, ask for mentorship!
  4. Get organized and disciplined (very important!). Read everything you can (or watch videos) about the topic, ask others how they do it, try to come up with “systems” that help you learn and become more productive.
  5. If any of this seems overwhelming, use my “minimalistic strategy” to breakdown larger goals into smaller steps, one at a time! It will be much easier and also probably more efficient!

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