Excuses, excuses… Let me know if any of these sound familiar.
We like to tell people we “don’t have time” or that “time is the most valuable resource” or that “life is short~” (even though we love to procrastinate).
You’ll never hear me say that last one. Life is actually really long! Can you even imagine being confined in prison for more than 1-2 years? Compare that time to our lifespan of 80-90+ years. Having lived 31 years already feels like forever, and with my luck, I’ll have to go through it two more times.
Point is, we do have a lot of time at our disposal. We just choose to squander a lot of it, too.
Whatever “squander” means to you, if that’s the way you want to live your life, I support your right to do so. But don’t blame the human condition or your age for a “short” life; blame yourself.
Then what’s the true scarcity of this world? What is the one thing that’s radically limited and expires very quickly?
Money? Everyone wants it, but you can always make more.
Time? You don’t necessarily lose time forever. You can get your time back to do what matters to you: Hire a maid instead of cleaning, get takeout instead of cooking, get Magicsheets & Approsheets to assist with practice instead of painstakingly recreating condensed outlines and essay attack sheets, etc.
(BTW the time for investigating and hemming and hawing is over; do not get them if you’re a tool collector who wonders why they’re so overwhelmed)
I think there’s something even more scarce.
Read on to see my answer and how you can use this scarcity principle to give yourself an edge on the written portions of the bar exam.
Continue reading Bar Exam Success Commandment 3: How to Exploit Scarcity (and Improve Your Bar Essays)