Mission: thesis proposal
I have my qualifying exam on Sept. 20. (This is a big exam that determines whether I leave grad school with a masters or get to stay for Ph.D.)
Before this, I need to write my thesis proposal and to study for my qualifying exam.
Goal: by Aug. 20 I'll have thesis proposal written.
By Sept. 20 I'll have finished studying.
I'm going to come up with a detailed plan this week, but for now I'm going to commit to 4 hours of logged, focused work on thesis proposal until it's done. (I'm going to aim for 4 hrs, 6 days a week; but if I can do 4 days a week that's a success.)