There’s nothing like hearing your own recorded voice for instant cringe. Despite your reasonable assumptions, I am not a peak human and always have things to improve upon.
Meanwhile, let’s instead focus on what you can learn today from a coaching call I did with a reader so that you might be able to take away some insights for improving your performance on the bar exam.
Here’s a recording of my discussion with Kristy about:
- Her score report and studying for the MBE to improve her score next time
- Whether it’s right for her to delay her retake to the two-day CA bar in 2017
- Working while studying
- Scheduling with one-track tunnel vision.
Continue reading “Studying for the MBE, Whether to Delay the Bar to 2017, Working While Studying, and Scheduling with Tunnel Vision”
It’s that time of the year again … Bar results are finally out.
What’s the over/under on how many people SAY they’re not going to immediately check their results (“I’m gonna enjoy the weekend and wait for the mail”) but can’t resist when presented with the ultimate choice?
My bet is that you know your result by now.
If you passed the bar –
Congratulations! Bask in your badass glory (tactfully)! February is especially notorious for low passage rates.
You beat the odds, got your black belt, and the real training begins in the “real world” that you put off since taking the LSAT. For now, be proud of yourself and enjoy a well-earned sigh of bittersweet relief.
If you failed the bar –
You are NOT alone. I don’t think that’s all that comforting, though. You still didn’t pass the bar. Damn it!
This is always a bittersweet time for me and you.
Nonetheless, I can’t sugarcoat it forever. The letdown is infectious to everyone around you. You may even have a job or loans that depended on your passing. At this point, a time machine is the only thing that will make you feel better.
Let me tell you: I know failure is fucking terrible because for some reason I haven’t stopped messing up since I was born (including falling on my head at least 4 times). It’s like I have to retry everything at least once. I grew up in Silicon Valley where the motto is to “fail fast.” How about try not to fail?
But you know what… Improvement comes from constant feedback and learning every time you struggle to solve a difficult problem. The disco mosaic of the Rubik’s Cube is still scattered. Keep turning the puzzle until it clicks for you. This is a learnable skill!
Continue reading “3 Options If You Failed the Bar”