Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Motivation...or lack thereof.

Seriously, what is my problem? Why am I not motivated anymore? I mean just the simple things of trying to improve myself as a person. Am I still down in the dumps because of what happened over six months ago? I sure as hell hope not. It is time to move on Michael. Time to focus on yourself more. That has to start with self image. There are a couple of things I know I need accomplish to better myself....1. Getting in shape/being healthy and 2. the dreaded CPA exam...I cringe just saying those three letters.

1. Getting in shape/being healthy....I look back to when I first moved off campus after my sophomore year at TCU. Back in HS, I ran track and played basketball all 4 years. I was in GREAT shape back in those days.
Wow...I just took it back a few years...Ok ok..make that 7 years. This was definitely my senior year track picture. Anyways...where was I. Oh yeah...when I went off to college I lived on campus, which meant EASY access to the rec center. So of course, I continued to work out and play basketball on a regular basis. It was when I moved off campus that it all went downhill. Once I left that campus to go home for the day, I sure as hell didn't want to turn around and go work out. It was easy when I was on campus, because I could just walk over there. So yeah...thats when I stopped working out, at least all the time. And then after that, it was just hard to get back into that mindset where working out is actually fun. Well now seven years later...I sure as hell need to find that motivation again. Especially being a single young male in Houston. I need to feel good about myself before I can get the confidence again to go meet some young ladies. I am determined to start eating correctly, and getting in shape. I know I can do it...just got to get off my ass.

2. CPA exam....blah. Being in the Accounting profession, one of the things you need, well should have to further your career is a CPA license. There are 4 sections to this test. I have already taken 2 but didn't do well on either. I have never been great with HUGE tests, especially like this one. Even the SAT, I didnt do as well as I would hope. Being an Honor student, making great grades, I expected to do a lot better than I actually did. So I knew going into the CPA exam it would be a challenge. The first go around I studied with one of my best friends. She helped me stay motivated and kept me on track to study, however I think she went a little too fast for me. She has passed all 4 parts of the exam...ALL on the first try...which if you know anything about this stupid test, is incredible. The National average of passing all 4 sections on the first try is less than 40%. I know what I need to do, its just getting that motivation again to sit down, pull the books back out, and get back to studying as much as possible. And to focus on one exam at a time. I know I can do it...just got to get off my ass.


iasa said...

Dude, I feel ya. Self motivation has never been one of my strong suits. I think concentrating on small parts of your goals are a great way to get there.
You can do it! After all the ladies will be waiting :)