I'm currently trying to decide if I want to go on and get a doctorate. It has always been a personal goal of mine and it would benefit my career but on the other hand it is extremely expensive and a huge time investment. We've got a lot of people on here who have a doctorate or are working on one. What made you finally decide that you were going to get a doctorate? What was the one thing that pushed you over the edge and you had to have it like a kid in a candy store? Please give as much information as you can cause I'm sure it'll help me with my decision. Also for those who already have a doctorate, with hindsight being 20/20, did everything turn out the way you thought it would?