In bed

then write out a plan and on Monday go to the library and work. No excuses work outside your home. Visit career services while you’re still a student and work with them to come up with a plan. Similarly visit counseling services while you can, they’re used to this and can help.

This seems to indicate that you can just willingly believe in an illusion once it's gone. You work hard early in program because you believe, contrary to all reality, that you will succeed. Once you realize that you almost certainly will not succeed, it doesn't really matter what you do. Planning and working are fruitless endeavors. Can't just believe in that dream again once you wake up.

/r/GradSchool Thread Parent