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How to Stay Motivated for the CPA Exam

Studying for the CPA exam is difficult, time consuming, and at some times seemingly impossible. How do you stay motivated for the CPA exam?

Studying for the CPA exam is difficult, time consuming, and at some times seemingly impossible. At one point, you may ask how do you stay motivated for the CPA exam?

That is a question that I answer 100 times a week, and I see it posted daily in Redditt subs and Facebook groups. Yes, it is true that you need to chip away at your review materials one day at a time, but short-term goals alone won’t get you there. You need to see the big picture and find the motivation to make your long-term goals a reality.

I encourage students to think about why they want to get the CPA license.

Everyone will tell you to get the CPA license, but have you ever thought about why YOU want to get the license?

At the end of the day, you must think about your long-term goals and what road you can take to get there. Once you understand your long-term goals, you can work backwards and identify the short-term goals or milestones that you must achieve to reach your long-term goals.

So, how do you stay motivated to study for the CPA exam? Well, I have identified 3 rules to help you stay motivated. There is no science or detailed studies behind these rules, but I followed these 3 rules and it helped me get to where I am today.

Rule 1 – Visualize Future Career Success

Passing the CPA exam and obtaining the CPA license will open a number of new doors. However, you absolutely need to visualize where you want to go in your career and what will ultimately make you have that feeling of success.

Rule 2 – Visualize Financial Security

Yes, we are accountants, and whether we know it or not, it is in our DNA to want financial security. The CPA license will provide a layer of credibility that will help you find a stable job (if that is what you want).

The CPA license will also allow you to command a respectable salary. In the United States, the average salary for a CPA is north of $70,000. Not bad, right?

Rule 3 – Watch this video!

Sorry, you’re going to have to watch the video to learn rule #3!

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4 comments on “How to Stay Motivated for the CPA Exam

  1. Mreinhold22

    Great video!

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  3. Great video!

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