by ACCA student blogger Adhitya Fadriansyah
“I’m not a perfect person/
There’s many things I wish I didn’t do/
but I continue learning…”
These lyrics really strike a chord with me and did so especially when I received my June exam results. I passed F8, but failed my first attempt at P1. Soon after, the frustration of failing one exam haunted me. But by thinking about the following sources of motivation in my life, I kept this feeling at bay.
Don’t forget the support your loved ones – parents, spouse, children, siblings or other relatives – give you, the valuable weekend time you spend reading ACCA books and preparing for exams, or perhaps the exam fees paid by your parents. Keep in mind how you will repay your family once you have completed the qualification – not in terms of goods/materials, but in terms of happiness and security.
For me, pursuing the ACCA Qualification while working proved to be helpful to my career. It provides me with the knowledge to challenge the status quo and seek improvements in my workplace. It is the journey, as well as the ACCA member title, which will help shape your future career. Enjoy the ride to the top, however rough it may be, as it is not – and will never be – an easy ride.
Reflecting on my past failure, I can see it was mostly due to lack of preparation. Finding a study partner helped me become organised and kept me on track with my study plan. I am lucky to have friends at my office also pursuing the ACCA Qualification that I can study with. Reading and writing in the ACCA student blog also helps me to keep motivated, since I know I am not alone.
Other than those mentioned above, there are still lots of reasons for you to complete your ACCA Qualification; the opportunity of having your skills and knowledge recognised globally by employers and excellent financial reward are just a couple of examples of these. It’s up to you to decide what will motivate you the most.
“I’ve found a reason for me/
To change who I used to be/
A reason to start over new/
And the reason is …”
The Reason – Hoobastank
Have you asked yourself why you decided to pursue the ACCA Qualification? If not, perhaps it’s time for you to fill in the blank above.
Over 162,000 ACCA members have obtained the ACCA Qualification. If they can complete it, what’s stopping us?