5 excuses for why we failed not at love but Accounting.
1. “It’s not you, it’s me.” Remember those days when you were still young, naive and as carefree as you can be. Let’s go back to the time when your father asked you for the first time what you wanted to be when you grow up and confidently answered him “I want to be a doctor. I want to save the lives of many people.” “I want to be a lawyer. I want to fight for what is right.” “I want to be an architect or an engineer. I’m going to build my own house someday.” Now, tell me, did the 5-year old you ever thought of saying “I want to be an accountant. I want to analyze an organization’s financial operations.” Probably not and probably this is one of the reasons why you fail in Accounting; because it wasn’t your dream. Perhaps, you’ve been planning your whole life ever since you were in kindergarten; what kind of person you’re going to be, in what university you’re going to get in and finally the dream job you want, the dream job you’re going to love. If right now you’re stuck in Accountancy for reasons other people may and will never know, may it be failing the qualification exams for Engineering or having no chance to be included in a quota. The first step to succeeding this course is learning to love it. When you start loving Accountancy everything will add up. It may be difficult but what’s the sense in blaming yourself for not being able to take the path you wished to.
2. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” Most of the time, when we’re not doing anything, and midterm or final exams still months away; we tend to distract ourselves with minor things to do yet clearly we still have more backlogs to finish. We’re unable to assume our responsibilities and set our priorities. We’d always choose to watch kdramas/series/movies than pay attention to our books on a free day. Yes, it’s called a rest day for a reason but don’t kid me, even on a hell week you’d still manage to finish an episode. Always remember, there are some things that you will have to say no to in order to succeed.
3. “Nothing hurts more than trying your absolute best and still not being good enough.” We’ve all probably felt this way. Imagine having to spend twelve hours or even more studying, skipping on family occasions and other social gatherings, forgetting the blithe life you once had when you were not yet an Accountancy student only to find the results were not as rewarding as you expect them to be. They said that when you accomplish something you need to give your 100% best because if you don’t then you’re just wasting your time. We cannot also erase the fact that some students are underachievers and though they can finish school works, they lack initiative and enthusiasm. “Support system is a key to success.” It’s such a big help to be joining in a group of people who could lift you up and boost your confidence, someone who could help you in reaching your goals.
4. “I’m afraid I’m just going to fail myself.” Now, stop it right there. Validation starts from within you. It’s not gonna come from your parents, your professors, your friends or even your classmates; it all comes back at you. You need to believe in yourself, that you are able and capable of so many things. That failure was never an option and if ever once in your life you’d experience failing, think about what Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” It’s just a temporary setback and setbacks aren’t supposed to affect your future goals.
5. “Pointing fingers cause you’ll never blame yourself.” While there are a number of setbacks in life that can interfere with your plans in succeeding and focus on earning your degree, excuses will get you nowhere. Stop blaming your professors for lacking time in discussing all the lessons, you should’ve known better, stop slacking off saying you need to relax and reward yourself sometimes, rewards are at the receiving end not in the middle, stop complaining and challenge your excuses.