Exams are difficult, and being able to have the support of the guiding community helps lift the burden in many ways. It brings about a higher confidence that I believe translates into better performance. When someone believes in you, it becomes a contagious energy that can be easily transferred among peers. That, in turn, helps to drive a butterfly effect throughout the program and drive home success into our daily guide practice, once we are in a far away land, on our own again, and making critical decisions. The Certification process helps all of us rise beyond what we think we are capable of whether we pass or fail. Having gone through the process is perhaps the most important part as the journey to better oneself is realized.