by ACCA student blogger Pantelis Fouli
‘There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to achieve it.’ Napoleon Hill
It is a well-known fact that only 3% of adults have clear, written goals. We come together every so often because we have a common goal, and that goal is to qualify as an ACCA, so let’s practically see how we will approach our common goal.
- Step 1: Decide exactly what you want.
- Step 2: Write it down.
- Step 3: Set a deadline on your goal. Set sub-deadlines if necessary.
- Step 4: Make a list of everything that you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your goal.
- Step 5: Organise the list into a plan.
- Step 6: Take action on your plan immediately.
- Step 7: Resolve to do something every single day that moves you toward your major goal.
Let’s use myself as a practical example:
- Step 1: Qualify as an ACCA, successfully pass my remaining two papers P2 and P6, and commence college on 6 July for my P2 studies.
- Step 2: Done.
- Step 3: Deadline, sit and pass P2 in December 2015. Sit and pass P6 in June 2016.
- Step 4: Sign up for college (evenings); study first thing on Saturday and Sunday mornings; attend all lectures; attend all progress tests; attend all mocks; work through at least six past papers; and solve the revision kit twice.
- Steps 5 and 6 are self-explanatory.
- Step 7: Wake up each morning an hour earlier to make sure I can read at least 10 pages of a good book; workout first thing to get the endorphins released (happy hormones!); and review my weekly and monthly goals.
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I intend to keep in touch more regularly. An ACCA student recently left me some great feedback on my LinkedIn profile regarding my blogs. What she and most of you may not realise is the strength and motivation this gives me to carry on with this exceptional professional qualification – so thank you!
Feel free to connect with me for any further questions you may have. Until next time!