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June 15, 2010 at 7:10 pm #15788275 CPAParticipant
All over the world, people recognize what it means to pass the CPA Exam. Many people major in accounting but only a few make it all the way through the CPA Exam. It is the pinnacle of the profession. It is the Mt. Everest of accounting. If you are an accountant, passing the CPA Exam really should be a dream that you chase.
In life, attitude is everything.
If you have dreams to chase, you'll be surprised by how many of them you eventually catch and you'll have a wonderful life chasing them.
(6) – When I wrote the line above “In life, attitude is everything” I was reminded of a story that I have told before. My uncle used to tell me about joining the Marines in World War II and being sent to Parris Island, South Carolina to train. He and all the young recruits were scared to death of the obstacle course they had to run there during training. It was supposed to be impossibly hard and it was all they could talk about-how much they dreaded it.
However, after they had all been there for several weeks, they would sneak out of the barracks in the middle of the night and go run the obstacle course just for fun. After a little practice, it went from impossibly hard to something they did for fun.
The only thing that changed was their attitude toward it. Many, many people start the CPA Exam with nothing but dread. But eventually the feeling will change. I cannot possibly tell you how many people over the years have told me (about half way through the exam) “I'm actually getting to enjoy learning this material. I never understood a lot of this stuff before but now as I work through these questions, it feels good to see how much I can learn. I hated it at first but, now, I don't mind studying for a couple of hours each night. It actually feels good.”
Marine obstacle course.
CPA Exam.August 28, 2010 at 8:10 pm #238925AnonymousInactive
For the last 3 yrs I thought and I felt guilty I did not pass the CPA Exam. I started 2 weeks ago…with a different approach: to make study for AUD (and all of them) a passion. The more I think about it, the more I like, and the more it works with me. But of course, 80% is YOU – this site, these wondeful people and the fact that I am not alone, and I see all your improvements, and I cannot wait that day to list my score (it does not matter if it's below 75, all I need it to REORGANIZE, and start all over again, and I see myself passing).August 24, 2020 at 10:08 am #3084867SUSAN ORENCIAGuest
I am interested. Thank you.
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