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It sucks to fail. I put in a lot of hours, but ultimately I have to work harder next time. Thats really the simplest way to state how I feel right now. I just have to work harder and work through whatever difficulties Im having better. I'm still confident in my study materials, I have to work harder with what is there. This is by no means the end and I will pass next time.
We're all on this site to pass the exam and we are all accountants in some way, shape or form. The CPA credential is basically the pinnacle of our profession and we owe it to ourselves and to our loved ones to work our hardest to obtain it. This is our career and we should be the best damn CPA we can be.
There are 1,000 excuses for those of us that don't pass, but when it comes down to it when we fail we have to work harder the next time. It's not about putting in 100 hours and done its all about our individual abilities. Whether it takes 50 or 500 we need to make the time.
I'm going to work harder next time and now I'm no longer a rookie exam taker. I learned a lot about the exam and I'm going to be more focused and determined next time I take it. I failed but I don't intend on it happening again so I'm going to man up, make the time and study and cram MCQ's until I want to throw up.
I am going to overhaul my test preparation and work hard so exm failure doesn't happen again. We are all smart people, you wouldn't be reading this if you weren't. It's time to put the effort in and just do it.
So let me say congratulations to all those who did pass. I'll be on that side soon.
For those of us that failed, it is only temporary and when we pass it will be forever.
For those that need some inspiration today:
There are no failures just experiences and your reactions to them. Tom Krause
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure Colin Powell
I didnt fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. Benjamin Franklin
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street Zig Ziglar
A man may fall many times, but he wont be a failure until he says that someone pushed him Elmer G. Letterman
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. C.S. Lewis
Failure is the tuition you pay for success Walter Brunell
Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up. Chinese Proverbs
We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isnt. Success often lies just the other side of failure. Leo F. Buscaglia
To fail is a natural consequence of trying. To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying. David Viscott
Failure is natures plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. Napolean Hill
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. Oprah Winfrey
“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”- Sir Winston Churchill
“There is no failure except in no longer trying. ” – Elbert Hubbard
“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford
Good people are good because theyve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. William Saroyan
Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesnt work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach. Roger Van Oech
Failure is success if we learn from it Malcolm Forbes
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Confucius