Tag archives for success

  1. Luck or Passion?

    Preface: I wrote a post a while back titled: Lucky or Smart?  Along those same lines, I pose another question: Luck or Passion?  (hint: luck wins every time.) A very common piece of advice that keeps coming up, over and over again, is “follow your passion”[1].  While this advice is always well intentioned, and perhaps…

  2. A Surprising Thing About Graduate School

    Before I came to graduate school, I had this grand picture.  Here was an institute dedicated to the advancement of science and knowledge.  Researchers fervently working on the fringe of human knowledge in their particular subject matter.  Every topic somehow contributing to this grand scheme called human progress. It’s funny how we like to idealize…