I want to commend those families who are sacrificing by allowing a loved one to study for the CPA Exam all weekend for the hope of a better future. I have been there.
I commend the candidates who get up early to study when they would rather sleep an extra 2 hours. I have been there.
I commend the people who skip lunch with their co-workers so they can do 30 multiple choice questions instead because they are scared to death of their upcoming exam. I have been there.
I commend those lonely spouses who sit and watch tv while the other one studies at the kitchen table – my wife has been there.
Especially in this economy – it takes going above and beyond to succeed – to sacrifice in a way that your co-worker in the cubicle next to you is not willing.
It will pay off in the end.
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