We hope that when we venture into something new that everything is going to go smoothly and that there will be no glitches, but as we know, sometimes that isn’t always the case.
If you’re following my Instagram (@agirlwithwings91) or my Facebook page (@agirlwithwings) then you will know that I failed one of my theory tests on Saturday. To say I was devastated was an understatement – luckily if you fail a test you get the chance to re-sit it on your next working day.. unfortunately for me that was a day and a half away, but I did re-sit it and I passed with 100%. I put the failure down to the fact that a) I was probably tired.. b) I may not have been as self-prepared as I thought.. & c) I must have just got a really bad bunch of questions.
It just goes to prove that no-one is perfect & failures do happen, but it’s how you build yourself after failing that is key. Anyone that knows me knows that I don’t take failure lightly – I’m not a sore loser, don’t get me wrong, but I do take failure personally and very much to heart. It knocked my confidence quite a bit, but I am hugely lucky to have such a supportive team to train with – they fuelled me with words of encouragement & plans of how best to revise & deal with the situation.. they really are a fab bunch of people 🙂 I also have to thank all of you that sent me words of encouragement on my Facebook & Instagram pages & kept your fingers crossed for me – I really appreciate your support and it was so nice to feel that I had all of you behind me.
If you’re just about to start training.. don’t panic!! I’ve had many exams throughout training & this is the first time I’ve failed – apparently it’s harder to fail than to pass so I took it as a compliment that clearly I’m just an extraordinary person to have achieved failure! Haha (every cloud, right?)
I have another exam tomorrow of a similar structure – this time, I am taking a different approach & revising even more so than I did for the last one.. which is starting right now.
I’ll keep you posted.