So this is kind of like the secondary high school diploma/College entrance exams in my country. Though I started the exam with hopes of acing it and getting into med school somewhere down the lane I realised medicine is not for me and wanted to drop out of the diploma and get into a private college. However my parents insisted I do this and complete it as an additional qualification of sorts. Fast forward and later I sat an exam where I could have legitimately scored an A but will probably end up getting a C because I missed a question worth 20 marks. How do I overcome this regret? The reason why I gave the context earlier was to inform that I wouldn't be retaking the exams no matter the result incase somebody's going to give the classic "Hey perform better in the next exam" because there wouldn't be another exam. Just... how do I accept this and move on? I feel really disheartened. Besides I fucked up the essay in my English Literature paper too and this has absolutely destroyed my self confidence as a writer. I feel that I'm incompetent to become an author which is my dream.