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What's in a word?  Well, according to a notable psychologist at Stanford University a word may weigh heavily on how we shape our thoughts. Lera Boroditsky has been "intrigued by an age-old question whose modern form dates to 1956, when linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf asked whether the language we speak shapes the way we think and see the world.  If so, then language is not merely a means of expressing thought, but a constraint on it, too."  (Source: Newsweek)

So what about the word "success" and in this case namely "CPA Exam success" - what does it mean, in a word?  CPAnet conducted a quick poll from its forum members on what passing the CPA Exam means to its members in one word.  There were some repeats along the way, however, the experiment resulted in a myriad of meanings.  Here's some of the "words", ... what word motivates you and inspires you toward your CPA Exam success goal?

CPA Exam Success In a Word

  1. Financial Security
  2. Fun
  3. Versatility
  4. Achievement
  5. Accomplishment
  6. Raise
  7. Freedom
  8. Vacation
  9. Accomplishment
  10. HDTV
  11. Credibility
  12. Summit
  13. Opportunity
  14. Pride
  15. Respect
  16. Choice
  17. Recognition
  18. Completion
  19. Party
  20. BMW 530XI
  21. Promotion
  22. 360,000
  23. Pride
  24. Contract
  25. Success


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Comment by Sharmin Sultana on June 7, 2011 at 7:37pm

Pride @14 & @23 repeated?  Yeah, I guess a combination of words could apply for me:).

Comment by MissGina on June 7, 2011 at 4:37am
LOL @ #20! Mine would be Accomplishment.

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