The first week of commercial bar prep is here.
You’ve been waiting for this day for at least three years. You’re finally finished with law school and now there is only one thing left to do- pass the bar exam. The next ten weeks will be intense. You’ll make a lot of mistakes and hit a lot of road blocks. There are a lot of unknowns ahead of you. But you will keep going because it’s what you have to do. You have been given the opportunity to transform your professional life so take advantage of it and give it everything you have.
All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.
-Astronaut Sally Ride
From here on out, every day matters. You can absolutely take a day off each week but it’s a day to rest and recharge so that you are productive and focused the next six days. Don’t let anything distract you from your goal. When you are studying, that is all you are doing. Learning all the material and skills requires real mental fortitude. You aren’t good enough to multi-task (actually, no one is) and it’s not worth it. This is the bar exam. There is no reason for you to constantly check texts, social media notifications, or snapchat.
Passing the bar exam doesn’t happen by accident or because of luck. It happens because you work hard and you work smart. So figure out what you need to do and then make it happen.