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.