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Failing An Exam
I Keep Dreaming about Failing An Exam
I repeatedly dream that I am entering an examination hall and have entered the wrong hall, or made a mistake and studied for the wrong test. In some versions, I do not make it to the exam in time and run like crazy to get there on time. It is always the same "failed exam" theme, with slight variations. I wake up scared with my heart beating fast and sweating.
I’ve noticed that two or three months after such a dream, something good happens, like receiving an unexpected bonus or getting a promotion. It was after such a dream that I met my husband.
Like a Loser.
Main Life Issues:
Fear of Failure.
It’s a story of not measuring up and the anxiety that surrounds not meeting standards you set for yourself.
Entering exam hall: Someone is about to be tested.
Enter wrong place: Disoriented, not sure where one is going.
Run like crazy: Feel vulnerable, not confident.
Scared in dream: Emotion that gets your attention, a wake up call.
Failed exam: Needing to measure up, wanting to measure up.
What it Means:
Some recurring dreams are cues, to t remind yourself about something or to get your attention. These "cue" dreams get you in gear to pay attention and to draw and attitude or emotion in you. In this case, the dream is a cue that you need to focus, so as not to miss something very important, and which requires you to measure up.
It is said that the soul knows what is looming on the horizon, so such a "cue" dream knocks on your door, to get you ready. It is your way of preparing yourself to step up and meet a new circumstance.
Bottom Line: Studies in psychology show that a bit of anxiety is helpful in achieving goals. Your "failing a test" dreams are your way of “manufacturing” such a touch of anxiety, to help yourself succeed, as new horizons or challenges, approach. It sounds like you respond well to those dreams. Take such dreams as a heads up to focus and get in gear for whatever needs your attention.
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