A guy in St. Paul recently broke into a family home and helped himself to some of their possessions. Before he left the scene of the crime, he felt compelled to check his Facebook page. He did so and then hit the road. His plan went awry when he forgot to log off of Facebook.
The cops picked up the guy walking down the street. He was wearing a watch he stole from the house. He said he planned on returning the stolen items.
Sometimes finding people is really easy.
Recently I checked out a show about the hunt for Nazi war criminals. They profile one gentleman who lost his entire family in a concentration camp. He somehow survived. Ever since the war, he dedicated his life to finding and bringing all war criminals to justice. Distance or time are not barriers for him. He is diligent. He is driven by the memories of all the people who died in the camps.It drives his incredible success.
What wrong are you trying to right in your research? An emotional investment in the mission will give you the extra boost needed when the going gets tough. When i worked for the University of Colorado, I saw firsthand the negative impact of the spread of infectious diseases, and also the devastation of addiction.
So remember why you’re doing it in the first place. It will only add to your success.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
- Teddy Roosevelt
You can find the unfindable in your research study. Get in the arena.