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Old 03-27-2011, 12:50 PM
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Default I failed Exam P yesterday and it is so depressing

It is the worst feeling in the world. A good night's sleep didn't help either - I' still feel like cr.ap. Having to make that phone call to my dad to let him know that I failed was tough. I feel like an absolute failure myself for failing this exam.

This horrible feeling of failure makes me almost want to quit being an actuary. It's just too much man
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:56 PM
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Most of us fail (and often multiple times) at some point in this process. I failed an exam and spent the entire year following studying for it -- wallow in your misery for a little while, but pick yourself up and keep going.

Hang in there!

Perseverance is necessary in this profession.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:11 PM
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It is the worst feeling in the world. A good night's sleep didn't help either - I' still feel like cr.ap. Having to make that phone call to my dad to let him know that I failed was tough. I feel like an absolute failure myself for failing this exam.

This horrible feeling of failure makes me almost want to quit being an actuary. It's just too much man
You get used to it .... after you fail some exams 3 or more times.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:08 PM
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:59 AM
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Most of us fail (and often multiple times) at some point in this process. I failed an exam and spent the entire year following studying for it -- wallow in your misery for a little while, but pick yourself up and keep going.

Hang in there!

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Old 03-28-2011, 11:34 AM
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Take it again, get a 10 and forget about your first screw up.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:51 AM
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It is the worst feeling in the world. A good night's sleep didn't help either - I' still feel like cr.ap. Having to make that phone call to my dad to let him know that I failed was tough. I feel like an absolute failure myself for failing this exam.

This horrible feeling of failure makes me almost want to quit being an actuary. It's just too much man
I studied 4 times for it in college - failed the first three sittings...

You put in so much effort, but you learn more about your study habits and what works best for you. It also pushes you to work harder next time, something you need for these exams.

Keep your head up, you'll get past it!
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:13 PM
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It is the worst feeling in the world. A good night's sleep didn't help either - I' still feel like cr.ap. Having to make that phone call to my dad to let him know that I failed was tough. I feel like an absolute failure myself for failing this exam.

This horrible feeling of failure makes me almost want to quit being an actuary. It's just too much man
It's an exam. Hopefully you'll pass next time and progress in the future. However, keep some perspective. As a father I worry about drugs, serious accidents, etc-failing an exam isn't on that list.There are far worse things in life that both you and others will have to encounter than not passing a test. Failing an actuarial exam is far from the end of the world-it is an event in your life, that while hardly insignificant, really won't matter much when you look back at things in your life 20 years from now. just try your best, that is all you can do. good luck to you.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:24 PM
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It is the worst feeling in the world. A good night's sleep didn't help either - I' still feel like cr.ap. Having to make that phone call to my dad to let him know that I failed was tough. I feel like an absolute failure myself for failing this exam.

This horrible feeling of failure makes me almost want to quit being an actuary. It's just too much man
If this is the worst thing that happens in your life, you will have lived a very blessed life. Even if you fail every actuarial exam you ever take, you can still end up with a satisfying, complete life. Have a drink, take a breath, get back on the horse, and hit it twice as hard next time.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:46 PM
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Take it again, get a 10 and forget about your first screw up.
... a 6 will do.

This is a great exam for sorting out those who want to stick with it and those who don't. You a sticker, a fighter, a mean SOB who will not lay down at the first punch? Then go for it. You will punch the air when you pass it next time (or the time after that, or the one after that...).
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