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How To Comfort Yourself After Failing An Examination

Updated on June 1, 2013
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Jevannel is a College Instructor. She takes teaching as a job and freelance writing as a career.

Helping Yourself Overcome Frustrations

It is never an easy thing to deal with your disappointments when you fail an examination. This is hard to accept especially when you have done almost everything you can to pass. It feels like you have been cheated by your fate because you did not pass the exam which could grant you a better life.

Indeed, failing an examination is unbearable. However, you should not dwell into those feelings of discouragements just because things did not happen the way you want them to be. You should learn how to overcome frustrations and help yourself move on.

What Things To Do To Make You Feel Alright

1) Learn to accept the fact.

You cannot move on when you cannot accept the truth that you really did not make it. You will just keep on blaming yourself and other people for the unpleasant results of your examination. This is not healthy because it would result to too much depression.

It is not right to torture yourself just because you cannot believe that your efforts are still not enough to get that passing score.

2) Be Strong.

It takes courage and deep strength to overcome the overwhelming feelings of frustrations when you fail an examination. You should help yourself by staying strong by neglecting all the negative feelings brought by the disappointments.

You should be strong not just for yourself but also for the people who believes in you. You can get from them the strength you need most to overcome the unbearable feelings.

3) Be Optimistic.

Success is for those people who never quit. You should look forward for good things to happen ahead of you. You should tell yourself that a failed examination may give you bad days but not bad life.

4) Pray for enlightenment.

God’s embrace is the most comforting thing you can have during dark days. Do not forget to pray for His enlightenment believing that He will grant you whatever your heart’s desire if you will just open your mind that He has better plans for you.

Never Keep Trying

It is up to you on how would deal with life’s reality but it is not right to judge yourself that one failure is enough to make you quit. You can keep on trying. Some people say, the harder you get something you really want grants you the feeling of complete fulfillment.

Life has so many things to offer. If you have failed an examination once, twice, or thrice, you should reflect and look on the other side that maybe that kind of future you want for yourself is not what God has planned for you. Maybe failing the examination is just God’s way of telling you that it is time for you to take another path where happiness and contentment awaits.


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      Anonymous 19 months ago

      This post really really comforted me. Thank you very much!

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      Jevannel 4 years ago from Davao City

      Thank you for dropping by.. Indeed, there is always hope. :-)

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      Derrick Bennett 4 years ago

      In every dark cloud is a sliver lining.