Hey everyone! Dustin here from IPassMyBarExam.com and author of the #1 Amazon best seller – The 7 Steps to Bar Exam Success. And today I want to share with you what I believe about the bar Exam and bar Exam prep.
I believe it’s this overhyped monster of a thing that unfortunately is filled with fear and filled with doubt and that gets shoved down bar students brains from really the time they start law school all the way up through the third year and especially in preparing for the bar exam, and that is it’s this big monstrous thing that comes and eats people over dinner and then spits them out and throws them around and really just creates a lot of stress and havoc and anxiety and chaos in everybody’s lifestyle.
There is a certain element of truth to that but that’s if you choose to believe that way and if you go in preparing for your bar exam blind, meaning you’re just listening to what other people have said about the bar exam as opposed to finding out what really works here and really diminishing it in your mind, really believing like this is just another exam. This is something I can do.
It’s totally possible because I believe anybody stepping into that bar exam room could pass the bar exam at any given time. All it requires is certain elements like a calm mind and composure, being well prepared, focusing on what actually matters to help you during your bar prep as supposed what everybody tells you to do or what that you think you’re supposed to do. It requires a certain elements that if you just put those in play and you do that consistently throughout your bar prep, you’re going to be fine on your bar exam. You’re going to walk in there and you’re going to pass it.
My mission is to raise the bar exam passage rate by a whole couple of percent, to know that I’m really making an impact out there, that people can go in there whether you’re a repeater, you’re a first time taker, you’re a foreign taker, whatever. You can go in there, prepare appropriately and go out there and pass that thing and not get caught up in the hype and the mindset and everything else around it.
For those of you that don’t know my story, I graduated in the bottom half of my class and I was in the evening division and I basically got this piece of paper before I went out there and prepared for the bar exam, saying “based on your class rank, GPA and the stats based on same people like you from previous bar exams, you have about a 1 in 3 chance of passing the bar exam.
That was a good wakeup call for me because it kind of woke me up. It’s like “make sure I take this seriously.” But at the same time I didn’t buy into that. I didn’t believe it. I didn’t think I was just going to be a statistic. I didn’t think I was going to be the 2 out of 3 that failed from my own category what-not.
It’s really on you. It’s self responsibility, self mindset. It’s really what you believe, what you make, what you can do, how you can make it happen so you can get out there and you go out there and study well, prepare well and get your name to appear on the pass list. So go out there. Take charge. Take responsibility for your prep, for who you are and go knock it out this week.
Until next time. I’ll see you in the next video and head on over to IPassMyBarExam.com/12keys to get your free pdf download, The 12 Keys to bar Exam Success and check out some of the other resources I have for you to help you pass your bar exam because I do believe that you can pass and that you will pass this next bar exam. So go out there and get it and until next time, always remember that your name appears on the pass list.