"Do hard things. The sooner you can learn something new or gain skills and expertise, the longer you will be reaping the fruits of that effort." Current Ph.D. candidate Mark Dudley profiles Duke alumnus David Sparks, Ph.D.
When I took a cross-section of my life before my research project succeeded, it was easy to feel as though I had nothing to show for my efforts. I began to notice a change in my outlook when I became more disciplined in setting academic, professional, and personal goals at the beginning of each semester.