Prepineer Digest 014
The fork at a FE Exam failure, changing your exam, Thermodynamic systems and a success story
I believe the world does it’s best to feed us a narrative that there is only a single way of doing things, and all too often…
We buy in.
Small constraints are set atop our personal desires, which we subconsciously accept because the “pain” of letting go isn’t too intense in the moment – yet, over time, these once minor intrusions become cumulatively monumental.
Then one day, we wake up and reflect on where we are and realize just how far away we have gotten from what we were once driving for.
We are sucked dry of inspiration and aspiration.
Each day we wake up a bit slower – commutes become something we dread.
Look, this isn’t about putting you down, it’s about building you up by encouraging self awareness and accountable for where you are today so that, from here, you can take back action on your own accord, aligned to where you want to go – not others.
I believe you have a spark of genius within.
You have so much value to provide to a world that is yearning – it’s just waiting to be rediscovered, reignited and fed.
We were never designed to be pawns in a Chess game, being moved place to place without much input.
We are the Kings, the Queens, in our own game, strong and capable – it’s about time that we play it for how it is.
This is your time, I am here to help!
Justin Dickmeyer, PE
What’s featured in this weeks digest
In this Prepineer digest, we are diving deep in to some of the more important components of exam prep, inching you forward, one brick at a time, towards success on the FE Exam – here is the rundown:
- How will you proceed at the fork in the road that occurs after a failure – let’s discuss: Fail = Failure? You choose.
- Need some reps in practice, we’ve got you covered, walking you through a practice problem in Thermodynamics: How do you determine if a system is Open or Closed?
- Re-racking how you approach the FE Exam this go’round? We guide you in the first steps: How do I change my exam discipline if I already registered for the FE Exam?
- Looking at the specifications for the FE Exam is enough to derail many…not Aakash, he leaned it: A Prepineer Success: The inspirational story of Aakash Kumar
Click where you’d like to start, or check out each resource individually, whichever way you go, enjoy!
Fail = Failure? You choose.
Welp, it didn’t go your way.
You set out with a goal and set your expectations high to pass the FE Exam.
You drove your execution hard and punted any semblance of a social life for the last 3 months.
The exam day came – and went.
The next morning you woke up feeling like you got punched in the face the night before, but held on to some hope that ‘ol Ricky sitting next to you had to guess on just as many problems as you did.
The next 5 days passed at the rate of molasses, as each moment ticked by you painfully anguished to learn your fate.
The day finally came.
You woke up at daybreak, made some coffee and posted up in front of your laptop awaiting the email from NCEES to drop in to your inbox with your results.
Your heart feels like it’s about to jump out of your chest.
You open it, and…
Internal chaos ensues, you gasp for air.
Another gut check.
Maybe this was your first go, or second – or fifth – and with each blow from the NCEES your confidence that you can actually get it done takes a hit.
So now what?
Are you done?
Was this your last go at it?
To be honest, it’s up you.
Look, every failure we experience in life is an opportunity.
How we respond to these opportunities is what will ultimately determine where we end up in the future.
For you, is it going to be a lifelong commitment of fulfilling other people’s agendas?
I mean, it is an option, you can just pack it up today, but let me just leave you with this…
Life is going to present it’s storms.
We will get beaten and battered in the process, but through it all, we have opportunities to grow.
We can view each failure in life as a character flaw or we can view them as bits of information that allow us to reassess and execute in a more powerful way had we not had that experience.
The way that I look at it, there really is no such thing as failure…only opportunities to pick up better information in how to get something done.
I encourage you to do the same.
How do you determine if a Thermodynamic system is Open or Closed?
As engineers, we tend to prefer working with things we can see and touch.
But what about those intangibles?
The pressure, density, temperature and entropy?
Are you good on this level?
In this video, we will dive in to a practice problem in the subject THERMODYNAMICS, specifically, we will be working on determining whether or not a system is deemed an OPEN SYSTEM or a CLOSED SYSTEM.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I change my discipline if I already registered for the FE Exam?
When it comes to taking the FE Exam, at Prepineer, we help our students find success – period.
We have no other goal than that and don’t shy away from introducing “outside the box” strategies to make it happen – which often leads to a student changing their whole approach altogether.
So, with this, let’s get in to what you should do when you hit this decision point:
Most who look at the specifications of the FE Exam feel a solid punch of overwhelm.
Most fall, some get tripped up, while others lean in and take the hit – and from there, they succeed.
This is the story of Aakash Kumar, beyond overwhelmed at the onset, he was able to turn a mountain in to a Mole Hill, let’s dive in to his story:
Until we meet again my friend, may God bless you and your family! 🙂