Off to see the wizard
Translation: off the nag the advisor.
Since grad school I've felt that my need for positive feedback and the advisor's stamp of approval is much like Dorothy's need for help getting home:
Dorothy had the power with her all along, all she needed was someone to tell her the magic words.
The good news is, sometimes you can find a Glinda the Good Witch, who appears only briefly and then gives you, in a nutshell, everything you needed to know.