by ACCA student blogger Pantelis Fouli
Today is a fresh new day, full of countless opportunities and possibilities!
Exam results have come and gone. Congratulations to those of you who passed, and congratulations to those who have attempted your exams, deferred your success to the next sitting and have learned valuable lessons in the process
If you didn’t achieve your exam goals this time around, don’t forget to be:
- positive – as the great Napoleon Hill said: ‘Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve’. Surround yourself with positive, like-minded individuals who can help you remain positive
- persistent – ignore the naysayers, stick to your plan of action and execute it with a laser-like focus and conviction. Never give up!
- patient – there may be exam sessions where you are not as successful as you hope to be… we all want to achieve our goals today! But as Anthony Iannarino said in his recent blog:
Anything worth accomplishing takes time and energy. It takes consistency. Longer term, sustainable results are the results of doing the right thing, which always includes a few fundamentals that most people find unpleasant, over a long period of time.
- Do you have your steering wheel turned in the right direction?
- Have you kept it that way long enough for the wheels to finally grab and begin to move you in the direction you want to go?
- resilient – if you find yourself doubting your capabilities, stop, pause and forget the big picture. Instead, try to focus on your own exceptional, small, but meaningful achievements to date. That will put everything into perspective
- adaptable – as a student, never be too big to ask questions… that’s what our tutors, mentors and peers are there for. Remember that an open mind is a receptive mind.
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Until next time…