The Middling (and your FE Exam prep)
As it is with any worthwhile pursuit, there will exists two extremes that will determine where we will end up at the end studying for the FE Exam.
On one side, there is unaccountability.
On the other, vulnerability.
One tends towards a hopeless trajectory of mediocrity, while the other steers us along a path of continuous growth.
Where are you headed?
Let’s get in to it.
Unaccountability and vulnerability.
Though these two extremes exist, the reality is:
Most of us live somewhere in between.
There will be days we wake up on fire, ready to tackle the challenges that come our way.
Other days we are comfortable with just making due with what we have.
If we are honest with ourselves in looking back on recent years, we will likely see an increasing trend of “making due”.
A trend of buying in to comfort over growth.
Unfortunately, comfort often leaves us unfulfilled and wanting more.
I remember clearly when this reality hit me.
It was a slow boil up to the point, but this day it was like a ton of bricks had hit me right in the face.
Despite having what I considered “a great job”, I found myself commuting in to work with an increasing level of dread for the day ahead.
At some point along the way, I had stopped chasing my personal dreams and instead settled in to a roll of doing exactly what I was told.
I was now fulfilling other people’s agenda in *hopes* that one day some amazing turn of events would put in the position I desired.
My slow churn towards mediocrity was more evident than ever and I knew I couldn’t just sit around *hoping* something more fulfilling would come my way through osmosis.
This was my moment when I decided becoming a Professional Engineer needed to be done.
To some, this may be scary, but to me, knowing where I was allowed me to see it as it was and move to reestablish ownership in my own journey.
The easier path is always comfort, but only masks itself as “easy” until we reach that point of realizing we missed our target.
Whether it’s 5, 10, 20 years down the road, realizing we let go of holding ourselves accountable to our dreams in exchange for comfort.
This is a devastating reality that can hit all at once…with more power than the obstacles we subconsciously went around.
The path that drives us towards our personal goals will always be lined with a bunch of vulnerable moments.
FE Exam prep is scary.
The amount of material on the FE is enough to set any one of us back in our place.
The fear of failure, letting others down, doubting our abilities to actually get it done are all real emotions.
Those vulnerable first steps will always ignite fear, triggering emotions disguised as land mines.
But this is all part of any growth process, obstacles – both real and imaginary – will litter the horizon.
The truth is, the beauty lies in the rewards received just on the other side of where you started.
Today, if you are still questioning whether or not you can get it done, then let me ask you this one question.
If I offered to personally show you the system we have used to help thousands of engineers pass the FE Exam despite them feeling it was near impossible, would you take me up on that offer? If so, join Prepineer today with a free trial and see in just 7 days how possible it is.
You got this.