Take charge of your life. Know your pains; feel them, embrace them, and use them to push you ahead in life.
Frustration, isolation, loneliness, losing hope, losing confidence and losing self-esteem are some of the pains most of the CA-students like you face in life. Going through these pains, I know, is really hard. They are really painful. But you cannot afford to let these things hold you back in life.
Here are 9 simple steps you can take to turn your pains to your benefit:
1. Do something about your pain. What is important here is not what happens to you in your CA-student life, it is what you do about it.
2. Use your pains to fuel you further in life. What have you done about your pains in your CA-journey? Are you using it to fuel you further to achieve your CA-goal, or letting it hold you back in life?
3. Take responsibility. You have response-ability, and you are always response-able in life. Accept this inner power and use this to your benefit.
4. Re-view the big picture. During painful times, it is natural to forget about the big picture, forget about why you are into the difficult situation you are into. It is easy to break down by your pains.
5. Take charge of your life. If you want to take yourself to the next level, take charge of your life. Take responsibility. Use your pains to help you move ahead in life.
What did you want to do with your life? What did you want to become in life? What did you want to achieve in life? What are you doing to help yourself move ahead in this direction? Are they really helping you to move ahead in this direction, or holding you back?
6. Align your “being” with your goals in life. Your mindset, attitudes, values, beliefs, habits and behaviour are important part of your “being.” Each of them either help you to achieve your goals, or they hold you back.
What part of your being is helping you, and what part of your own self is holding you back from achieving your goals? What can you do differently, and what can you be differently so that you move ahead in achieving your goals?
7. Get your life back in order. I recommend taking a short pause from your routine to focus back on your dreams and goals in life. Take charge of your life, get your life back in order and move ahead in achieving your actual goals in life.
8. Narrow down your focus on to becoming CA. If becoming CA had been your goal, don’t quit because the journey has become painful. You may have been doing a lot of things that are not helping you in becoming CA. Shift your focus to what really helps you in becoming CA, let go of each and every part of your being and doing, that holds you back from becoming CA.
If you really wanted to become CA any time in the past, you will learn to turn your pains into your strengths. You will not settle anything less than becoming CA.
9. Start working on your actual goals in life. If becoming CA has not really been your actual goal, if you are into the CA-course for wrong reasons, then it is time to move on and start working on your actual goals in life.
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Stop looking at yourself as the victim of your painful circumstances. Stop saying that the people in your life are not being helpful to you. Stop blaming the CA-course or the ICAI for your pains. Why? Because doing these will only lead you towards more of these pains. Doing these will not take you ahead in life.
Take charge of your life instead. Know each of your pains; feel them, embrace them, and use them to push you ahead in life. Take responsibility in life that no matter what happens to you in your journey of accomplishing your goals, no matter how painful your journey, you always have the power to either use it to move ahead in life, or let it hold you back.
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