Copied from At the Bench: A Laboratory Navigator — Kathy Barker
“You arrive at the bus stop. You wait for the bus. It is late. You look at your watch, you look at the rainy streets, you look at your watch. This bus is never late — usually. But it is today. There is another bus you could take, if you hurry around the corner. But yet…you have invested so much time in this bus, what if it comes just after you have left?
Well, what if it does? What have you really lost if you get on the other bus? Research is like waiting for the bus in the rain. There will be no neon sign telling you when to change projects, but you must make an informed decision. You can’t worry about time you think you have wasted if you switch projects. Think about the time you will waste if you don’t switch when you should”