My Marksheet Of Faith.
Those of you who have stumbled upon this page to purposely seek motivation in your Chartered Accountancy journey already know how harsh it can be. For others, CA as a course is often regarded as one of the toughest courses to be pursued in India and elsewhere, and to clear it in the first attempt is like winning the race with a gold medal.
With just 3.5 months of study leave at my hand, I was told that it was almost impossible to crack it in the first go. I had people sitting at home and studying for 3 months already by the time my leave started. That disheartened me so much that I could not even tell them that I was not even done with most of the classes and had to pick up the subjects for self study. Most of the topics were to be touched for the first time ever. I had never really done the study before in entirety with the intention of completing it once before my leave started. This was my dark secret. Because of this, I had doubts in equating my situation with those who had managed to crack it in 3 months, as they had already completed the syllabus once or twice before the leave started for them.
However, I refused to lose faith and still believed I could make it.
I staggered through a mix of self study and classes routines on most days, crying at times. Some days I would put in 18 hours to give some strength to my dwindling faith. I somehow kept repeating to myself, “Let me do my best, what if there’s a miracle and I make it”, even on those days when any rational person would see me failing in the coming exams. I kept strong and wrote my exams. For me the exams were unexpected, really difficult and discouraging. At times, I felt like breaking down and not going further but this little voice in me made me believe in a miracle and I kept going.
On the result day, I was prepared for the worst because my exams had not been up to my satisfaction despite of all the hard work I had put in during those limited days. I had but that little voice had not died within me. That voice was attracting all positivity and making the Universe work for me throughout.
The results were out and I became a Chartered Accountant while most of my peers flunked. To clear exams, we require at least 400 on 800 marks. Further, the eight subjects are divided into 2 groups of 4 papers each and to clear, one must also score at least 50% in each of the groups. That is at least 200 in each group and at least 400 in totality.
Why I call my marksheet “The marksheet of faith” is because it was as if it was handcrafted by God just to reward me for the faith I had in him. I scored exactly 200 each in both the groups, not a mark less and not a mark more, thereby clearing CA in the very first attempt. This reinforced my faith in God and the power of the Universe to make my wishes come true.
I am thankful to all those people who had introduced me to this wonderful secret, The Secret of accomplishing dreams. I hope I can inspire at least one person through my story and the chain continues.
Be inspired, be accomplished and have faith.