6 Epic Movie Pep Talks To Keep You Motivated For The CPA Exam

Studying and preparing for the CPA Exam can be a long, daunting, and sometimes discouraging process. But it is important to remember that all you need is a 75 (which is a “C”) to pass. By the way, that’s what the “C” in “CPA” stands for! 

Ha, just kidding. No, really though – if you need some motivation, check out these famous pep talks to keep you on track.  

1. When you’ve studied 10 hours in a day and still have pensions to master.
From Vince Lombardi: “You don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time … I’ve never known a man worth his salt who deep down in his heart didn’t appreciate the grind and the discipline.”

2. Knowing you don’t have to be a Watt Sells winner to become a CPA.
 From Friday Night Lights:  “To me, being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s about you and your relationship with yourself … It’s about being able to look your friends in the eye, and know that you didn’t let them down because you told them the truth.”

3. When you walk into Prometric to take the last part of the CPA Exam.
From the movie, Miracle:”Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here, tonight. One game. If we played ’em 10 times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight, we skate with ’em. Tonight, we stay with ’em, and we shut them down because we can!” 

4. When you and your buddy stay up all hours of the night to study.From the great Mighty Ducks: “Ducks fly together! … And when everyone says it can’t be done .. ducks fly together.”

5. When you’re cramming for the exam with 2 days left…
After Assistant Coach Yoast from Remember the Titans decides to do the right thing, he announces to his team, “You want to act like a star, you better give me a star effort.” 

6. When no one, including you, thought you could pass, but then you do!
This isn’t as much an epic movie pep talk, but is an inspiring story about Jason McElwain, an autistic high school basketball team assistant who finally got his chance to play.

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