07 Jan Why Dedicating Yourself To CPA Success Is Fail Proof
Just like you can’t be kind of pregnant, you can’t be kind of committed to the CPA exam. You’re either in or you’re out. Once you make up your mind and fully commit to passing the exam everything else will fall into place. When your end goal becomes laser focused your priorities have this strange way of rearranging themselves.
This change is triggered by a new found motivation much more powerful than the passing of some arduous certification test. You will find a sense of pride and a meaningful purpose where there once was a boring day-to-day grind.
This applies to all facets of life but even more so when studying for the CPA exam. So free yourself of that half ass “I can always retake it again” back-up plan and think of all the benefits that you WILL receive when you become a CPA. New job opportunities, a hefty cash bonus or raise, a job promotion, respect from your family, coworkers, and peers? Figure out what motivates you and consciously think about how amazing it will feel when you accomplish your goal.
Each time I passed a section of the CPA exam I screamed and yelled at the top of my lungs. I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning that got exactly what he had hoped for. I get the chills just thinking about the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment I had. That positive momentum motivated me even more for the next test and carried me through times of discouragement.
I’m a big fan of motivational quotes because they have a way of simplifying complex thoughts and were written by someone much wiser than I. The origin of this quote is from Gandhi, there’s no doubt he would Crush the CPA exam …
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
In short: Make the CPA exam more meaningful than a test. Find out what is truly motivating you deep down and use that as rocket fuel towards success. If you dedicate yourself 100% to reaching your goal results will happen!
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