Ok.. I agree the results were terribly low this time..!! So what!! Why this helluva noise over results!! It had to happen!! We knew about it.. and even if we didn’t know.. why such a panic!! CA has always been a kind of course where the results are low.. very low. Had the results been high.. it would have taken the charm out of this ‘Prestigious course’. Can you associate the word ‘Prestigious’ with any other course? (IAS being an exception) well if you can’t, then let it remain so.. high results would mean.. higher supply.. creating abundance.. resulting in lack of charm which is associated with this profession. Higher results would invariably mean.. even the less deserving will clear and will rub shoulders with those who deserve and those who have put in their sweat.. their heart and soul. if you are the president of ICAI.. would you have allowed such a discrimination among students.. believe me you would not.
Students ask me.. sir.. We have failed.. In spite of all the hard work and study we failed and I ask them! were you able to answer all the questions in exam? and they say.. without a doubt.. No!
so who’s at fault.. and then we expect…. expect!!! winners never expect.. they command!! ensure that you know all the answers.. ensure that you complete the paper well before time.. ensure that you deserve. So dont be a crybaby… be a man of courage.. because once you clear and become Chartered Accountant.. the world will look up to you.. the generations to come.. will look up to you.. you will be somebody’s role model.
Its up to you to decide.. whether you want to be a part of the problem.. or you want to be part of the solution.. remember.. ‘The finest steel has to go through hottest fire’… what is the charm and craze in climbing just about any peak.. the charm lies in Mount Everest.. the highest one.. the toughest one.. the most daring one..
I seriously hope you are getting my message.. So do not ask ICAI for better results.. Dare it.. to lower the results further.. because you are not afraid of results any more because only you have the guts and the courage to challenge the destiny and come out a winner.. just like the selected few who came out winner this time when the results were on a record low.
Do not look at past.. look at present and future.. the mistake students commit.. is assuming.. they look at past results.. 20%..26% 15% and they assume that the results will be good this time as well but then ICAI gives them a shock!
You made a mistake by not looking at the trend.. that clearly states that the results will going to be low. So whats going to happen now? Now you will compete with those student who keep their eye on future.. those who do not look at past 20% and 26% results.. rather they look at present 3.5% and future…. 2% result. (Allow me to say that..) Now they are mentally prepared.. and when you are mentally prepared the game altogether changes.. Preparation with a 2% result mindset is bound to be different from preparation with assumed 20% (or even 10%) result mindset.. You’ll have to agree with me on that!!
I want to share a few lines here.. most of us have already read it.. but often forget..
The Winner is always part of the answer;
The Loser is always part of the problem.
The Winner is always has a program;
The Loser always has an excuse.
The Winner sees an answer for every problem;
The Loser sees a problem for every answer.
The Winner says,” It may be difficult but it is possible”;
The Loser says,”It may be possible but it is too difficult.”
When a Winner makes a mistake, he says,” I was wrong”;
When a Loser makes a mistake, he says,” It wasn’t my fault.”
A Winner makes commitments;
A Loser makes promises.
Winners see the gain;
Losers see the pain.
Winners see possibilities;
Losers see problems.
Winners see the potential;
Losers see the past.
Winners make it happen;
Losers let it happen.
I follow Sachin Tendulkar very closely… no, not his batting.. but his interviews. Once after a disastrous abroad tour.. Tendulkar said in an interview.. ”Result is not in my hands but preparation is.. and I have not failed in that department”. How inspiring… what that means is.. even the top most player.. arguably the best batsmen in the whole world.. also fails.. but he chooses to associate his success or failure with the preparation he puts in not with the results which he knows is not in his hands. Think about it.. incorporate his thinking in your mind and soon you will be standing at par with a legend like Tendulkar in what ever field you choose to be in. Its all a mindsets game..!!!
Let me again remind you that it needs more than just ‘Passion’ to clear a course like ca final.. one has to be “OBSESSED”
and Finally.. Repeat to yourself daily..
“Either I’ll become a Chartered Accountant.. or Die trying!!”