Exams are just around the corner and there is just few time in your pocket, and your world seems like a gloomy and an anxious place of flashcards and books.
You might feel nowadays that joy only consist of buying new pens. Visiting the doctor (if you are sick during this time) is the only break for you. Otherwise you are so much surrounded by your books that you don’t even have some spare time to have your meals properly.
Being familiar with such a situation, I would like to help you out through the same. You are obviously in your revision time and there are two evils which conspire to make this time miserable – the one is stress and the another being boredom. There is a stress of the approaching exams in a sense that there is an overwhelming amount of information to learn in an ever-dwindling period of time and the feeling of oppression that comes with the knowledge that the whole month will be consumed entirely with the business of studying leading to boredom.
Though you already have a study schedule, but all you need to do is to manage to stick with it for the remaining time. Try to focus on one thing at a time and stop allowing yourself to be distracted by all other matters. Just remember “Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret”. I think that the first one is a better choice. Yes! Obviously, when you want to excel in something, one thing is for sure i.e. you have to suffer. You just have to take a decision regarding the kind of suffering that you want to face- “the pain of discipline or the pain of regret”. So go for the pain of discipline because the pain of regret is even harder and can stay with you for years.
Now, coming to an another issue which is creating a conflict in your minds, i.e. whether to opt for a single group or both groups. I don’t find myself experience d enough to give an opinion on such a matter, because it totally depends upon the level of preparation that you are having. I just want to say that try to focus on just a single group if you are prepared for only one. The reason behind such a suggestion is quite clear. There is just one month left and you don’t have much time to take up new things. So stay confident for that part for which you are fully prepared. ICAI also understands this, so there is no hard rule regarding the option to go for both groups in a single attempt. Apart from this, when you clear one group, then you may be strongly determined to clear the second one.
” It’s not the load that break s you down. It’s the way you carry it.”
No one is blessed with an extra brain in their heads. So when others can do it, then why can’t you? For many of you, these may seem just words to complete this article, but believe me, you can achieve your goals if you act accordingly. It may be a bit difficult, but is not impossible. Your actions will delineate and define you.
“The only thing standing between you and your goals is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself, as to why you can’t achieve”.
During this sensitive time, where you need to take a lot of decisions, there are a lot of thoughts which come into your minds. For example, thinking about skipping an attempt because of the fear of failure, opting for just a single group even if prepared for both, or thinking what others will say if you fail, and so on. There is a never-ending list. You come across sleepless nights, horrified dreams, stress, depression and what not. These are all the result of the negative things that you keep telling yourself reflecting a wrong attitude. Eliminate them because of course, there will be days when revisions will actually be enjoyable and you will start feeling like you are achieving a lot everyday, piecing the different parts of your subjects together and finally understanding things that have eluded you for months. But all you need to do is, stay relaxed and feel confident about what you have studied by retaining a simple saying that
” We cannot stop the waves, but we can learn to swim”.