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Few days ago,when the results were declared by the Institute, many of my friends didn't expect the negative results. We all know how competitive our exams are especially Final Year, and beforehand we should be prepared for the worst, as they say, but many of us don't have the strength to swallow the truth.

Like my friend, who was broken and disheartened from within. He refuses to talk to anybody including me and from what I hear now is that he has shifted to Madhya Pradesh, where he belongs to. Strange as I thought, because I thought he is running away from his problems. It's not the first time he flunked, I mean it was his third attempt, but that's not my point. Why would you run away from your problems?  We all have a rough patch and the best is to rise to the occasion.

This was just one example, I have got many students and friends who dream of being a Chartered Accountant, but after several attempts lose conviction. Under pressure, many of them take up jobs and later feels dejected towards their studies.  My question to all the students is, how can you lose confidence after a take off.  If you lose your faith and conviction then you will lose yourself.

I know it's easy task to give gyan, but difficult to practice, but my job here is to help students to achieve success in their dreams, those students who have been there for almost three, four, five or six years in this profession, striving hard to achieve success, but finding it difficult to make their last shot successful.

Motivation is key to all your problems. Somewhere in the midst of life, work and responsibilities, when we fail to achieve what we expect, we feel sad. During this phase, we start pressurizing ourselves and our mind gets
preoccupied with several thoughts. We make things difficult for ourselves and simple decisions like which group should I go for, which book should I refer, how much time should I devote to my subject, etc we find it hard to answer.

The only answer to this question is to pep-up your life. Rejig your schedule, plan and save some time for yourselves. Kindly note this doesn't give you license to once again think negative and pressurize your mind. Talk to yourself and start achieving shorter plans which in turn will help you in achieveing the bigger goal.

One more thing, always give importance to your studies and leave rest of time, if any, for leisure things. Remember leisure comes with the profession, and once you  complete the studies, you will have the world's best feeling.  To be honest a person who keeps falling and falling, but never fails to try, if he gets success, the taste is much sweeter than honey!

Remember what's lost is gone, but don't just lose what you got! Everyone gets a chance and you or all of us should consider ourselves lucky get another chance to achieve our dreams. 'So close', 'almost there', 'Bas thoda aur' is not too far from 'Yes, I have done it', 'Ho gaya', so please don't lose hope and strive hard with conviction.

A couple of months to go until the bell rings, and you will be making history for yourselves. Imagine, last time when you came out with a question paper in your hand you had doubts, but this time you got to be sure and confident. Your effort should not be a lost effort ,and it's should produce expected results.

I shall explain you a short story:

In ancient times, a king had a boulder/rock placed on a roadway. Then, he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining for several minutes, he finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.

Moral of the story: The peasant learned what many others never understand. Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one's condition. Similarly, in our case not many can achieve what your are triying to achieve or they will keep blabbring, but when we achieve our objective it will be rewarded -just like the story.

To sum-up:

    * It's time to act and not to sit ideal.
    * Pull out your books and act.
    * Invest quality time and please don't tun away from your problems.
    * Never let your mood conquer you, just keep one thing on your mind is - 'I will be a Chartered Accountant'

Once again, I repeat, the idea is not to give gyan, but to create motivation and bring back those magical moments that can keep our head and mind occupied with only one thing and that's studying.

All the best

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