It is important to distinguish the activity of the paper-writing, proposalwriting, and thesis-writing as distinct from the goals themselves. That is, writing a paper is not the goal itself. Rather the goal, for example, may be the understanding of some new scientific process or some engineering apparatus. The papers are simply milestones or road markers along the way that are prepared in order to chart the progress. It is important not to confuse these approaches and to set appropriate goals. In this very brief chapter we propose several goal horizons.
“Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself,” Thomas J. Watson.
Today’s goals. Write them down.
This year’s goals