by ACCA student blogger Shahroze Naeem
If you didn’t pass your exams, then it’s understandable that the recent failure you suffered has affected your morale. Some of us might even be thinking about a possible Plan B. But failure is not about giving up.
The essence of failure is in defining victory. After all, if we did not fail from time to time, victory won’t seem so sublime, would it? If you have recently suffered from exam failure, here’s how to get your game face back on:
1. It’s just another day at the field
Even if you have failed a couple of examinations, it’s just another day at the field. Don’t make it worse on yourself by thinking about it too much. Focus on how you will make it better. It’s now that you plan the next examination session and stick to it from Day 1.
You don’t have 6 months to prepare – it’s 4 months for preparation and 2 for revision, if you intend to plan it right. If you’re studying ACCA’s professional subjects, those 4 months will actually define how well the remaining 2 will go.
2. Set your goal
The first thing on your plan should be your goal. Your goal is not to score a 50. It should be to score as much as possible. Students that wish to just cross the boundary are the ones that flunk the most. Ensure that you cross the 50-score mark by miles the next time.
3. Be confident. You don’t need a Plan B
Quitting is never an option. If you have failed, it’s time to get back up and prove you have what it takes to succeed. I have seen many students switch their professional subjects and suffer defeat time and time again. Don’t baffle around – instead, define what you want to become and pursue the relevant subject.
Re-sitting is not a bad thing. Wandering around and constantly changing your professional subjects is. Be confident and say goodbye to any Plan B.
Good luck for the next exam. More power to you all in 2015.