I recall very clearly knowing right from the beginning of my training at NCTI that the success rate is very low. Did it affect, in any way, my desire to continue? No. Did I ever think "Oh, maybe I should just quit since only 35% of us trainees will get a license."? No. I trained every day with the idea in my mind that I was going to get a license. Some days perhaps not so much (like the time I f*&#ed up a clearance on my check ride. Really fun.). I think that you would be hard pressed to find a trainee that does not go to work every day with that same idea in their mind. You say that you were not aware of the low success rate, which raises the following question: Had you known that the success rate was so low, would you have up and quit right at the start? Honestly. I have never heard of anyone packing it in because they found out that the success rate is what it is.
I just cannot see how it could be possible that you were not aware of the low success rate. As a previous poster said, move on with your life. Not everyone is capable of obtaining an ATC license. That's just the way it is
Do you think that a teenage hockey player who gets a spot on a junior team (WHL, OHL, QMJHL) thinks "Well, I know that I will never make the NHL but what the heck, I'll do this anyways."?
Sorry, I never caught your name.But of course anonymity brings down all the barrier.