In a DBA, especially at the beginning, you don’t know for sure where you are going, or the exact outcome of your research. Yes, you have decided on a topic and have a part of the project description, but no clue how to turn it into a DBA thesis. In a word, you will have to handle a significant amount of uncertainty, and many times, it won’t be so easy to deal with.
Any doctoral programme teaches you the valuable lesson to focus on little but constant progress. The results of a DBA won’t come in an instant so you have to learn to get your joy from the little steps. When it comes to doctoral programmes, patience is a virtue, and the final reward is worth waiting for!
Another side to uncertainty is that these little steps may lead you nowhere. You need to develop the instinct to know when to change course or when to keep walking a bit longer. No need to worry! You will learn to do the right thing in time, and by sometimes making mistakes along the way. The important thing is to not give up and to keep in mind the motivation that led you to apply for a DBA in the first place.