CPA Exam Studying: You Have to do the Hard Stuff

Sheba is a NINJA CPA Blogger.

Hello fellow NINJAs,

It has been a very long couple of weeks.

I have been super busy with end of the season activities such as track meets, volleyball games, band concerts, banquets, volunteering and prom. Most of them were on the same days so not much studying was being done.

During all the driving I was able to listen to the NINJA Audio and reflect on my study habits. How am I going to keep motivated? So I did a condensed version of the seven step problem solving technique.

I needed to figure out what is keeping me from my goal. Reading and re-writing the notes are not the issue and I even enjoy it. My problem is the multiple choice questions. I don’t care for them because they are challenging.

However, I know they are the key to my success. So what’s a girl to do?

First, I remembered what I tell my students when they are faced with challenging situations: “You have to do the hard stuff so your mind can grow!” Wow, who wants to follow their own advice?

So with a new attitude I have devised a “M.C. Challenge”. I set the baseline at a level where I can be successful and stair step myself up to where I need to be. The baseline number must be done daily. So far for the past several days I have been successful and it’s even been enjoyable.

What are you doing to keep motivated?

See you all on the other side!

Sheba A.

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