Seek help when it’s needed

I don’t think I’ve had a research student who did not think about giving up at some point. It was part through my second year when I felt like giving up. I felt I was not going to be able to finish my thesis, and that I would be better off throwing in the towel and doing something else. Fortunately, I couldn’t think of anything better to do, plus I hate giving up on anything, so I persevered and it turned out ok.