This Study Tip discusses the importance of having confidence when taking the EA Exam.
Confidence is crucial. It is directly related to your determination to pass the EA Exam and to your commitment to preparing for it. You will become an Enrolled Agent if you are determined.
You have already taken a very important step toward achieving your goal by using the Gleim EA Review System. Being prepared psychologically is very important. A positive attitude while preparing for and taking the exam aids retention of information and improves reasoning ability. The best way to develop this positive attitude is through a successful preparation program. Success tends to breed success. With all factors being equal, individuals with a well-founded expectation of accomplishment will outperform those who are less optimistic.
Do you remember the story of The Little Engine that Could? The little engine thought that it could pull the train up that big mountain. It kept saying, “I think I can, I think I can,” and as the little engine got closer and closer to the top of the mountain it started saying, “I know I can, I know I can.” The result was that the little engine pulled the train over the mountain. Using this analogy, you are The Little Engine that Could and the EA exam is the mountain. You must be determined, have confidence in yourself, have a positive attitude, and be committed to pass the EA Exam.