Here’s something that people who pass the bar never say:
“All I had to do was listen to all those bar course lectures. They were so helpful!”
Can you imagine?
Sometimes we think “doing whatever it takes” to pass the bar means throwing thousands of dollars into a black hole. (But it doesn’t have to be expensive.)
Or following some unsustainable cookie-cutter
schedule (which doesn’t care if you have other responsibilities like work or
family). Good luck if you fall behind by one day.
Or letting a perfectly fine morning slip
through by religiously sitting through 4 hours of droning lectures. Worse,
pausing lectures to fill in all the notes. Then not even remembering 99% of it.
tfw you think the lectures are making sense
I remember those days. Those are things I didn’t do my second time. Here’s what I would do instead:
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“I failed the bar exam.”
“I wish I passed the bar exam.”
Powerful realities that no amount of Law of Attraction could reshape and manifest.
It feels like the end of the world. You’re too depressed to do anything. You feel like there’s no solution.
Regretful, helpless, ashamed, depressed, frustrated, indignant, unable to fight fate like your favorite superhero. You want to punch yourself instead.
People who don’t understand say:
This is just a test.
This is just a person.
This is just a piece of paper.
But this is an important test.
But they were an important person you invested all your heart and effort to.
But it was an important memento infused with memories and sentiments.
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Listen, the bar exam is not going to be easy no matter how you slice it.
Not to mention all the preparation that goes into it, day in and day out. Not everyone is going to make it out either.
Your fancy degree can’t save you now. The good thing is that you have the power to differentiate yourself with your skills. You learn not just what to study—but how to study for the bar exam.
From yourself. From the community. From me.
Of course, there are many ways to go about it. You have the innate talent. I only try to empower you to head in the right direction so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
This is a primer on how to use your innate talent to prepare for and get good at the bar exam.
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