Thursday, December 05, 2013

Blogmas 5, 2013 ❄ Luck

It's the day of my third exam. For those who don't know, I'm currently taking CPA - Certified Public Accountants - exams. There are four exams total, each covers different materials, Regulations, Business Environmental and concepts, Auditing and Attestation, and Financial Accounting Reporting. Sounds exciting, ei? Once I pass all four, I will need to take another ethics exam, but it's a take-home exam, which means that I do the exam at home in my own time. My friend told me it's still a challenging test regardless.

Anyway, I've studied for about one and a half month for this one, Auditing. I felt pretty good, but still I don't think I can ever feel ready for an exam. I just have to go do it and see it for myself. 
My friends who know I'm taking the test today said "Good luck" to me. Almost all of them say good luck. And every single time people say that to me, I always feel the need to correct them but I always manage to just smile and say thanks instead.

I remember a while back my best friend's response to me when I told him good luck for something. I don't remember his exact words, but he said something like this, "I don't need luck. I've got God by my side." I was like an aha moment for me. I said good luck all the time because it is a customary thing to do. It's like as if it has no important meaning, and it's just something people say. But really, when I think about it, there's no such thing as luck. 

You might not agree with me, it's okay. But I don't believe in luck. Sure, I can't explain all the things that happen in the world, but I do believe God has a purpose for everything and luck has nothing to do with it. If I pass my exams, it's not because of luck for sure. 

So instead of saying good luck, I say "All the best!" or "Good grace!"

Thanks for reading!