Dealing with failure in level 1
I am a level 1 candidate (took it in December 2013). All was fine until the AF started showing the no of days remaining for the level 1 result and when I started talking to my friends about the result. Since then I started having nightmares about the level 1 result. Believe it or not I started taking some pills so that I could sleep peacefully. I hardly ever took pills for sleeping. I cannot even concentrate when I am awake as I usually start thinking about the typical “we regret to inform you…” type of email. I had panicked before about stuff but never to this extent.
So I would like to ask, fellow cfa level 1 candidates who are awaiting their results and those who have been through this painful experience that, how would you tell your family and friends that you failed the exam? and how would/did you find the motivation to study the same sh** all over again?
P.s Please don’t say to take it like a man. I would not have the courage to do it.
Serious, why so?