How To Pass The CCNP: Carrying Out Your Study Plan
You’ve scheduled your exam; you’ve created a document to track your study time; you’ve planned exactly when you’re going to study. Now this plan must be carried out, without exception.
What exceptions? Cell phones. Instant messages. Televisions. Significant others. The list can go on and on.
It’s one thing to have a plan, and it’s an important thing. Now you’ve got to make sure you carry it out to its fullest potential.
That’s easy to say until you’re studying and a friend calls, or you remember that TV show you really wanted to watch is on tonight, or a friend sends you an instant message while you’re studying for your exam.
TV will be there when you’re done studying. Your significant other will be there when you’re done studying. And believe it or not, you do not cease to exist when you turn your cell phone off.
Turn the phone off, turn your TV off, turn your pager off, turn your instant messenger service off. The world can survive without communicating with you for an hour or two. Remember, it’s better to have 90 minutes of great study than 180 minutes of constantly interrupted study.