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Logging in to NINJA MCQ for the first time is a little bit surreal. This test that I’ve always seen on the horizon as a goal to shoot for is finally here.
No turning back now, I’ve humble bragged about this too much on Facebook to chicken out and not get my certification.
I decided to try the MCQs for 30 questions and just have an idea of where I stand.
After all, I just finished 12 accounting credits this week, 6 of which are subjects for FAR (government and advanced accounting), so I should be good to go. Or, so I thought.
Looking at that number on my screen, thinking that I could have guessed straight C and probably scored higher on the MCQs was a humbling experience to say the least.
At this point, I thought how one of my favorite quotes summarized this situation for me perfectly; “Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth.”
Well, 8 out of 30 questions correctly answered was a straight uppercut to the jaw of my ego and a wakeup call as to how far I have to go to get through this test.
After laughing a bit at how much I underestimated this test, I cracked open my books and started burning through the first chapter with fresh motivation.
I can already feel the aches of continuous writing that I got back in college after marathon lectures in class. It’s a feeling I need to get comfortable with real quickly, and push through to make sure I don’t miss a single detail of the lecture videos and MCQ explanations.
It’s a funny feeling to be in your mid 20’s and tell people you can’t go out because you have to study. One friend even said “Oh man, I hope this doesn’t become a trend.” I told him I would text him a picture of myself now and then so he wouldn’t forget what I look like.
I now have a new horizon, and that is the end of these tests. I just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other and moving towards it. July 25th is slowly approaching, and I feel mental fatigue after 2 chapters.
It’s going to be a long summer.