Can someone please tell me how to get out of this rut. Maybe its because I find Level 2 material overwhelming or because I have this feeling or have made up my mind that I won’t pass or maybe because my friends who did Level 1 with me aren’t there. But I want to pass this year and its really important that I do. Please suggest something helpful. I sometimes spend my entire day without studying worrying that I am not studying . And now I am freaking out even more because I got an email from AF (this forum) that there are 100 days left for the exam.
Start with just going through one page. After that say, “maybe I’ll do one more”. Then “maybe I’ll just finish up this section of the lesson”, etc.
The same way you eat an elephant… one bite at a time.
I failed Level II and deserved every bit of it. A lot of people fail Level II. It wasn’t the end of my life/career. Inconvenient? Yes. But I passed the next year because I had already seen the material and was more determined. A great quote from someone on here years ago that I kept:
“Finally, I think that those who pass all levels on the first go miss out on the exceptional opportunities for character development. Nothing builds character more than getting the punch in the stomach of a failing grade and then standing back up, turning around, and facing it again.”
This is not rare; it happens to the best of us. I work with a number of Level II clients who feel the same. Remember why you decided to do this in the first place, and keep in mind that the process must remain fluid. Static study procedures can really wear down on the morale of even the most disciplined candidates. Extending an invitation to reach out to me via PM if you want to a few more pointers on mitigating the pressure. Managing stress and maintaining morale is an often overlooked, but crucial part of this entire process.