Around 6 years ago I went to a motivation workshop at work and we had to draw a long term goal for ourselves on a note card. I drew this:It is hard to make out via the scan, but this goal card is the goal to earn a Master's degree. In the bottom right I have drawn myself stressed, but in a good academic sort of way. In the upper right there is a lecturer.
I have had this card posted at my desk ever since, it has followed me through 4 jobs, buying my home, meeting and marrying my partner, and meeting so many wonderful friends.
Today my thesis project was approved! I am DONE. I have met my goal. My work is off to be bound.
I am a Master.
The sick thing is....now I want to draw a new card about me working for a PhD!
I am so thrilled to be done.
I hope that you keep your goals posted somewhere and that you can work towards being done too!