Good Luck, and Some Perspective

NOTE: This is a respoting of one I put up back in January, as folks were waiting for the December 2008 results: Now is the time that everyone starts stressing before results. I was the same way on L1, and also on L2. I’m also one of the older members on the board (yeah, I’m a codger, So sue me). So, having gone through this before (and in case Joey doesn’t post this), I thought I’d post this from the GodFather of AF (our ouwn Joey DeVivre). Read it before you read your results:,652084,652154#msg-652154 I know it’s hard to keep this in perspective, but this is an exam - not the be all and end all of your life. It’s undoubtedly important - some of you have put in more than 5 months (and a couple hundred hours) studying. So, it’s a big deal. But it’s not THE big deal. Family, friends, and relationships are much more important in the long run. To paraphrase an old saying, I doubt any of you will say on your death bed “Damn! I wish I’d spent another 100 hour studying so that I passed the L1 exam in December of 08.” At least, I sincerely hope not. So, if you make it past this level, congratulations, and on to the next level. If not, it means that it will take another year before you get your charter, and you’ll get it next time. It’s a hard exam, and 2/3 of the takers fail it. But my guess is that the AFers (particularly the regulars) have a much higher pass rate. Good luck to you all, and I look forward to seeing the results.