When preparing for the CPA exam, without a solid foundation and a legitimate and well-thought-out plan, you're almost guaranteed to fail. As Roger always says, the CPA exam is a test of discipline and in order to succeed, you're going to have to overcome procrastination, poor planning, and the temptation of outside distractions.
In her book "You Can Pass the CPA Exam: Get Motivated", Debra Hopkins shares a story of a CPA candidate who left her CPA review class early because she wanted to watch her favorite baseball team play in the World Series. The candidate said that she chose watching baseball over CPA review because she thought her team was going to lose and she didn't want to miss the last game of the year.
It is these sorts of mixed-up priorities that stand in the way of you and your goal of CPA licensure.