Getting Back On Track
I’m thrown off. It hit me the other day that it was May 15th. That’s a full month after tax day, when I said I was going to begin my studying with Yaeger. I’ve been studying, fixing the computer, dealing with Wiley and all that fun stuff, and 30 days later, I’M ONLY ON MODULE 10?!?!? I am completely thrown off. I can not understand how it is taking me so long.
When I was on my “break” from studying, I was good to myself. I didn’t fight if I was tired at night. I relaxed mentally and physically. A well deserved rest if I may say so. But look where I am now… 10:30 rolls around and where is that booming voice in my head that says “Don’t even think about going to bed now, you still have another 85 multiple choice to complete!” Sad to say, I miss that voice. It has morphed into what is now now a barely audible mouse squeak.
But then it hit me. It’s not that I’m not studying or not giving it my all (granted I’m working my way up to the stamina I had before slowly but surely)… These lectures are MUCH longer than my previous lectures. For example Inventory is split into three hour-long lectures whereas in my previous course, it was a mere 45 minutes. Six months ago I was thinking to myself, wow this is easy! Look how quickly I can learn all of this material! And the truth is, it worked. I did learn the material – but not as deeply as I needed to. 72s and 73s unfortunately don’t cut it in this war.
So I’ve thought about it a lot this week and decided: A) I may not be “head-in-books” for the 4 hours a night that I was six months ago, but two hours a night and growing is a good start. B) Don’t be upset that you are only on the second module. There are a total of 14 (not including sub-modules) in FAR. I am only 15% done, but the extra information I’m gaining is going to help me pass this exam on my first try. C) Don’t give in to skipping assigned MCQs. I may be lazy and only do the ones written on the handout, but I do every single question on that CD. This is what’s going to help. D) People learn differently and at different paces. If I can’t make a first-week-in-July deadline, okay, so I’ll settle for the second or third. I’m not running away from the battle, I’m just going in more prepared.