I have failed my class for a second time. This is very foreign for me I have never struggle with school until starting Law School. I feel defeated and guilty. Guilty for my parents which they pay for my tuition and I cannot seem to deliver the bare minimum. My efforts have increased from the first time, but it seems to bring no results... I only have one chance left this fall which makes me even more anxious. Also, I do not feel any motivation to do anything else due to this. It has been occupying the totality of my mind. Each time before or after sleeping, my heart is racing fast, I feel pressure on my upper chest, my left arm is numb, and I am feeling like the world is going to end. How do I conquer this? How can I regain the confidence and motivation I once have in school? ?

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Last Updated: 09/05/2020 at 11:36PM
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May 08th, 2020 07:12PM

Dr. Vatsala Wadhwa Thakur

Hi there! Well you are in a vicious cycle of emotions and inability to perform. You need to plan out your schedule and follow it diligently so that you can take out time both for work and play. Continuously sitting at your studies cramps up the mind so schedule time for your breaks and doing things which rejuvenate you. This will take away the monotony of studying and motivate you to put in all your effort while learning. This will help you concentrate, memorise well and thus crack your exams. As the mind and body are related to each other the physical issues you are experiencing will be taken care of once you have your plan in focus. Wishing you luck!
May 09th, 2020 11:36PM

Dr Seema Aggarwal

Hi! I can understand what you are going through. Don't worry! Everything will fall in place. See first you have to introspect yourself. WHAT YOU REALLY WANT. Let go all the pressure. Don't think what others will say, don't feel guilty of any failure. Trust me it is just a situation or a phase and it will go away. But while facing it, don't do any comparison of your present life with your school life. See, school life had it's own challenges and college life has it's own. So don't put so much pressure on yourself. Don't get afraid of one failure. Have faith in yourself. And remember always, this is not the end of world. Start each day full of courage. I am sure you can do it. In the meantime, I would like for you to take an Interest or Aptitude Test so as to make sure what's best for you. ALL THE BEST!
May 09th, 2020 07:27PM

Mertha Nyamande

Hi there! I feel your pain. Sometimes we find ourselves in places we dont really want to be in, but feel we must for other people's sake. I hear that you might be doing this for your parents than you're doing it for yourself, which may put an awful amount of pressure on you. What we have to remember is that we all have different calling and not to let others derail us from this. While most parents think they know what is best for their children, many haven't got the foggiest idea and often push their children in the ways they would have wanted to go instead. I would suggest that before you waste any more of your parents finances, have a frank introspection and discuss with your parents where you feel your strengths lie and for them to support you in that, than for them to lead you down a path you're not invested in or passionate about. Many out there are in jobs they hate, though are paying the bills... but what matters the most is how you feel with where you are in life. There will always be ways to settle bills if you're in a good place in your mind. I wish you all the best in your journey. 
May 09th, 2020 07:30PM

Mertha Nyamande

Once you're clear in your mind where you want to be, the journey becomes a lot easier and less stressful.