I made it!! I am a Chartered Accountant!
I can’t express the happiness with which I am writing this story. A few months ago I had read a story about a girl clearing her CA-PCC exams ( One of the toughest exams in India) here, at this very own place. That story had a huge impact on me; I had decided that I too will clear my exams in the same manner and share my story too, So here I am!!
Chartered Accountancy examinations are one of the toughest exams in India, there are people who give many attempts, invest many precious years of their life and still don’t get through. There are 3 levels to the exams, I cleared the first level in the very first attempt, but unfortunately took two attempts to clear the second level.
I am a bright student but extremely lazy. However, during my Finals ( that’s the 3rd and final level), I had decided to let go of my laziness and study sincerely. But due to some health as well as psychological reasons I wasn’t in my best state during the study leave for Finals. I realized later that I was in mild depression which made me lose my focus from studies.
The 4 months of study leave passed like a breeze and out of 8 subjects I could only complete 2 thoroughly. Not that I didn’t touch the remaining 6 subjects, but my preparation was not that great, I had done only about 50-60% of the syllabus to be precise. The exams were nearing, The Golden First Attempt, and I wasn’t prepared for it. I could have easily given up but still I decided to give my exams. Reason…” The Secret”.
I had first read The Secret about 5 years ago. That time I just read it and didn’t believe it much. I was young, didn’t have many goals or expectations in life….But this time I was under pressure, I had huge expectations from my family for clearing a prestigious examination in the First Attempt, it meant a lot to my family, my mother especially. My younger sister is a big follower of The Secret ever since I read it for the first time and had given it to her to read (that was 5 years ago). She always used to tell me about how The Secret changed her life, giving numerous experiences, but I refused to believe it. I told her that it was a figment of her imagination!! Stupid me!
As my study leave was nearing to the end and exams were coming close, I felt extreme tension and pressure from studies. I wanted to read or watch something inspirational that could bring back my focus towards studies but nothing seemed to work. And then I watched The SECRET movie. I cannot express in words how that movie changed my life, my attitude, ME.
I have a habit of maintaining a personal diary, writing all my experiences if not daily but once in a while. After watching The Secret movie, I reread my Diary and was shocked. During the time of study leave, I wrote in my Diary almost every day. My diary only contained.. “My plans for studying, my failure to achieve those plans, negative feelings, dissatisfaction” and nothing else.
After reading The Secret , I started a fresh, prepared a new diary, this time too I maintained short term goals and plans for studying. If I couldn’t complete those plans, instead of being negative and blaming myself, I started praising myself for trying hard to complete. Since I watched the movie quite late, I didn’t have much time to complete my syllabus. I still decided to do my exams anyhow and left everything to the Universe.
During the exams I went through a nervous breakdown many times, especially before tough papers. The first 2 papers went really bad but anyhow I managed to do my exams. It was a big achievement for me. Everyday before leaving for my examinations, I used to write in my Diary that ” Today’s paper will be really simple and easy.” After doing my exams I used to THANK the UNIVERSE for making my papers easy. No matter how bad my papers went.
After the examinations too I followed The Secret diligently. I edited a Mark sheet , filled it with my desired marks and stuck it on my shelf. I also drew a sketch of me receiving a Trophy for clearing my examinations and stuck it on my shelf. 2 days before my results, I had scheduled an application, to send me a text message every 4 hours, “Congratulating me” on clearing my examinations.
The result day arrived, I had told my mom to check the results and call me when they are out. The results were declared, when I received a call from my Mom, before answering the call, I THANKED God, The Universe for clearing me. I received the call and my Mom told me the great news ” I HAD CLEARED AN EXAMINATION WHICH IS PERCEIVED TO BE ONE OF THE TOUGHEST EXAMINATION IN THE FIRST ATTEMPT”.
My happiness knew no bounds. Thank you so much The Secret.