The New Year kicks off and the pile of work has grown over the festive season. Drafts of eight papers and two theses sit on my hard disk, plus requests for reviews, thoughts of experiments and, starting on Wednesday, another happy season of University admin.
My brother brought this very apt quote from Winston Churchill to my attention:
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
This does capture some of the frustration of research, but also the fun, which is in part the enthusiasm.