At the time I took the state exam for my life and health insurance license, I was the licensing director at a large, nationwide agency. Every week we would enroll new employees in a local insurance school and then register them to take the state insurance exam. With every group that attempted the exam, I quickly began to notice a trend: around half of the individuals who sat for the exam, failed.
I decided that I would tutor anybody that did not feel comfortable with the material and that needed addition help. I ended up assisting hundreds of new employees pass their exam and saw the percentage of failed attempts decline. It was great helping new friends and associates get over that final hurdle, and attain their insurance license. Then, I was advised by upper management that I must obtain my license as well.
I completed the insurance class and diligently studied every day for two weeks. This is on top of already having a firm grasp of the information as a result of helping so many others prepare. As I hit the submit button at the end of my state exam, I had only one thought enter my mind:
I have no idea if I passed this exam