How to Avoid CPA Exam Procrastination Problems

How to Avoid CPA Exam Procrastination Problems

Updated:January 20, 2019
Bryce Welker, CPA

Many people have this crazy idea that they will wake up one morning and suddenly feel confident and fully prepared to take the CPA exam.  They use this unrealistic illusion as an excuse to continually put off signing up for the CPA exam and waste hours of their life studying in a half ass manner.

The reality is you will never be ready for the CPA exam. So do yourself a favor and schedule your next test TODAY!  By committing to a specific test date you will propel your goal of passing the CPA exam to the top of your priorities list. You will no longer be able to justify any lame excuses to avoid studying and many times will find yourself rejuvenated with a new sense of motivation and purpose.

When the fear of failure suddenly becomes real you are forced to step up to the plate and act like a BOSS, or rollover and let life leave you in the dust. Fear is generally thought of as a negative attribute, but when combined with a positive desire to become a CPA it can be used as a powerful catalyst for success.

An anonymous wise man will tell you the same..

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”



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  • DeAundra
    Posted at 13 November, 2013 04:34 AM Reply

    I was browsing at my internship in boredom and came across this wonderful website. The only step I have taken towards the CPA is sending in my transcripts. It is fear of failure, fear of chosing the wrong review course, fear of going back into study mode again after 3 months, the fear of running out of money all of a sudden. I am going to suck it up and mail in my hundred dollars with my application this week! I needed this article.

    • Bryce
      Posted at 13 November, 2013 17:14 PM Reply

      Way to take action! Just. DO. It!

    • Sidora
      Posted at 9 September, 2012 08:16 AM Reply

      I've had my CPAexcel materials for three months now. So much of my time has been spent "researching" the exam versus actually studying. I guess I've been looking for "the right time" to pick up my AUD book and start. I've had my NTS for a 2 weeks now.... After reading this, I opened a new tab, and scheduled my exam date for the upcoming window.Procrastination. Maybe it was fear. All fear does is keep you from the highest version of yourself.Thank You.

      • Bryce
        Posted at 9 September, 2012 08:36 AM Reply

        That is awesome Sidora! Way to take action and handle it on the spot!!