I want to do further studies, but I have lost the determination and the courage. What do I do?

11 Jul
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I have completed my Masters and I am a working professional for the past 4 years. Now I want to pursue my PH.D. course. But for that its a process of 5-6 years again, on top of that I have to do M.Phil too, (as I have heard from my mates) But somehow I am not getting the enthusiasm to take the step forward. I am worried, that joining a full time course will mean quiting my current job. Secondly, I am afraid, that long distance from education and learning has taken that thing out of me, I question myself 'Can I actually study now? Do I have that mental set up to read and learn regularly? Do I have the will power to give exams anymore?'

Its quite depressing sometimes, that I cannot muster up the courage to take a positive step towards my higher education. What can I do to bring back the determination?

Responses 2

  • Oyindrila Basu
    Oyindrila Basu   Jul 12, 2016 04:49 PM

    Thank you for the initial help.

  • Dr. Ibrahim Abunada
    Dr. Ibrahim Abunada   Jul 12, 2016 06:28 AM

    Dear User, I believe that the completion of study is a very important thing and deserve sacrifice. It has many many advantages for your personal life and professional career. It provides you with more self-confidence, self-esteem and self- actualization, in addition to open many other opportunities in front of you to proceed forward. Therefore, really it needs a lot of physical and psychological preparations. The only one who knows your capabilities is you yourself. If you are ready, go ahead, if not I suggest you to put your life priorities into considerations. Try to consult trustworthy people around you e.g. friends, family members’ colleagues and so on. Try to think deeply about the advantages and disadvantages of this decision to reach the correct answer. I strongly recommend you to consult an online specialist for further instructions. Take wise decision