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    • mattyc
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      I took the June 1st Level 1 exam and after about a week I was able to push the obsessive desire to receive the results into my subconscious for a while. That is, until this weekend. I met a guy at a barbeque over the weekend whose son-in-law is a CFA. He went out of his way to remind me several times that I should not feel badly about failing because many bright candidates fail on the first try. If this comment is not on the ‘Shit people say to CFA candidates’ list it sure should be. Of course Im aware that plenty of smart people working for top companies will fail. Not only did all of my anxiety about getting the results come flooding back, my mentality changed from ‘I did the best I could and I think that should be good enough to pass’ to ‘I need to face the reality that there is a really good probability of failure’. I cant help but find some humor in this because nothing in my life has ever created so much self-doubt while simulataneously feeling like its 15 days away from Christmas eve. Except in this case, Santa is either waiting with that brand new bike you always wanted or ready to punch you in the gut. Anyone else experiencing results day anxiety as we close in on the two week mark or have I gone off the deep end?

    • Sophie Macon
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      hmph, that’s annoying of that guy @mattyc.

    • Sarah
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      I didn’t even realize that there is only about two weeks left. I’ve been coping by keeping myself busy. When people annoy me I keep changing the topic that usually gives them a hint.

    • Lagarta
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      I prefer a more classy method of dealing with people like that…

    • mattyc
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      Thats great @Lagarta! So to be clear you’re saying I should respond with class, not like a serial killer right? 😉

    • clwcain
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      Well, eating his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti probably isn’t the done thing in your social set. 😉

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