There's an art to art to getting your PhD.
"If you want to pursue a PhD, you must understand that there’s an art involved. You must have some notion about what you plan to do with it, so do your research. Research and deliberate thought allow you to develop a plan of study for your research. Most students wait until they complete their course work, and then expect to get a stroke of brilliance about what they should research. That’s when they discover it didn’t happen and then it becomes a “wait and see game.” - Rev. Travis