Believe it or not, we are almost halfway there. Here in Ohio we are celebrating the Cavs championship but we’ve  got a bar exam to pass and like the Cavs, the only way to do it is to earn it.

You earn it today, not tomorrow. Not July. Now. We are five weeks out from the exam and there is no more time for foolishness. Pretty much everyone is a little slap-happy and social media is filled with bar exam posts, photos, tweets, and hashtags. I get it: you are a bit tired and it’s hard to focus. This is totally normal but it cannot go on and on. You need motivation, the psychological drive that compels you towards a certain goal. It is intrinsic and comes from within. You must attribute your results to factors under your control and believe you have the skill to reach your goal. Think about what you want to achieve and how to do it instead of going through the motions and making excuses. The Cavs did not win a championship in one game or in seven. They worked for it all season, every day, every game, win or lose. You will not pass the bar exam because you performed well on the two-three days of the test. You will pass  because you’ve been preparing for three years and this summer is the final push. You have to want it and keep working for it.

Stop looking for shortcuts and do what it takes to pass: work, dedication, persistence.



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