They say knowledge is power (and you can never have too much power).
But why is it that with all the information out there, we don’t always get to where we want to go? Why do 80 percent of New Year resolutions fail by February? (Remember those? LOL)
“If more information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.”
Knowledge applied correctly is power. Knowledge is potential energy. It’s what we DO with the knowledge and the desire, not the fact that we have them, not the fact that we simply declare our desire.
But even then, the top hurdle that I’ve encountered with people taking the bar isn’t skills or knowledge.
It’s, uh, mindset. I lowkey hesitate to use this term because it’s sometimes associated with impractical woo-woo and things like visualization.
But the point remains: The hurdle is often internal.
If you have the raw material but can’t bring yourself to make a sand castle, if you can’t turn that potential energy in your mind into kinetic energy, what’s the point?
It’s getting harder to pass the bar exam…and that’s exactly why you should go for it.
It’s not going to get easier. But when the bar is set high, it’s actually an opportunity to stand out more.
If you take the time to observe people who have passed the bar exam, you can kind of tell why. There’s something about their behavior:
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You’ve seen all the euphoria from people who passed the bar exam.
You’re probably “inspired” and “motivated” when you look at success stories and accounts of people who excitedly announce they passed the bar exam.
When that happens, we say things like “if they can do it, so can I” (true). Or “I needed this today.”
That’s some “new year, new me” type energy. I’m not letting you off the hook like that.
Anyone can desire to pass the bar. Anyone can fixate on the goal and SAY they want it.
These are people who come to me desperate and lost… get “inspired” or gain “perspective”… and then return to the same old cycle looking for hits of relief.
Continue reading “How to Maintain Motivation and Momentum While Studying for the Bar Exam”
“What should I know when I’m starting bar prep?”
I did a live stream with Jennifer Duclair to talk about how to take the guesswork out of bar preparation and get a better sense of direction as you start studying for your next bar exam.
It was fun! Japes and nuggets of insights were dropped, and I’m pleased with how this turned out. (Maybe I’ll do another one next year…)
Here’s me throwing Kaplan under the bus:
Here’s the recording (go to 8:12 where I talk about the study schedule shown above), along with timestamps so you can jump to the parts you’re most interested in:
Continue reading “The 3 Things You Need When Starting Bar Prep (Live Stream Replay)”
This rant was inspired by a moment I had in therapy, a new thing that I started in December. Yeah, I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. Anyway, I’ll tie this back to the therapy story later.
Bar exam takers have passed using Barbri.
People have passed using Themis.
People have passed using Kaplan Bar Review…
And this is despite all the shit I say about Kaplan because they’re like Olive Garden trying to be everything which ends up being bland and giving you diarrhea. Just look at how many fucking tests they prep for LOL
Continue reading “Don’t obsess over the “best” bar exam supplement. Be the BEST STUDENT instead.”
I want to talk about dreams.
The world is changing, and so must we. We can’t stay the same and can’t pretend everything else will stay the same.
Changing means not staying complacent.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” —Charles Darwin paraphrased
Do our dreams have to change? Your dream of becoming an attorney doesn’t have to change… BUT how you get there might have to.
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