What keeps you going?

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TheMostDangerousLG
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What keeps you going?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:04 pm

Informal poll: When you get burnt out on studying, or you're tired or busy, or just plain bored with looking at prep material- what keeps you going? How do you keep your motivation up and/or what motivates you to return after a studying hiatus? One poster recommended watching an episode of their favorite legal TV series. What about you? Fear of attending a TTT? The drive for a T6? Just curious.

Not that I ever personally get stuck.. :roll:
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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:07 pm

I remember that using 5 months to focus and excel on one of the more important 4 hour blocks of time I will ever have (all things considered) is worth getting back to it.

Working out helps refresh as well.

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby ncc5 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:09 pm

Youtube videos. Particularly this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45mMioJ5szc

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby Br3v » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:10 pm

YouTube videos is credited.

But also, just the fact that this test is the first step towards your dream. It's exciting.

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby mystikal » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:15 pm

working out helps (sometimes)...but then makes me tired

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:16 pm

ncc5 wrote:Youtube videos. Particularly this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45mMioJ5szc


Got me amped just now.

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby Teflon_Don » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:18 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Informal poll: When you get burnt out on studying, or you're tired or busy, or just plain bored with looking at prep material- what keeps you going? How do you keep your motivation up and/or what motivates you to return after a studying hiatus? One poster recommended watching an episode of their favorite legal TV series. What about you? Fear of attending a TTT? The drive for a T6? Just curious.

Not that I ever personally get stuck.. :roll:


Honestly, my second time around studying for the test, I sometimes took a full day off without prep. I even had strep for a week, where I got little prep in. If you're studying hard, taking a full day off can do wonders in my opinion. Just a day without thinking about the test (as much as possible). Good luck

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby manofjustice » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:24 pm

Cold, hard, existential panic. Take a look at employment numbers. Also, pride. (You don't want to have to tell people you didn't do well on the LSAT now do you? What would they think is wrong with you???)

Just bein honest...

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:36 pm

ncc5 wrote:Youtube videos. Particularly this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45mMioJ5szc


This is credited especially for retakers

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby Br3v » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:38 pm

I remember there was this cycling video that got me pumped. One if the first videos to come up under "motivation".

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby Cerebro » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:03 pm

Br3v wrote:I remember there was this cycling video that got me pumped. One if the first videos to come up under "motivation".


This one still gets me all pumped up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wv76pyJt5A

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:05 pm

Interesting that so many people like watching YouTube videos for inspiration.. Definitely post links if you've got a few favorites!

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby Br3v » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:07 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4b4DJFStVQ

watched this about half a dozen times. I used the gym and working out a lot to keep me focussed during my LSAT prep, so maybe thats why I liked this video so much.

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby LegaleZy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:48 pm

A couple of things motivate me: 1) it's my dream to be a lawyer- ever since I was eight years old and I refuse to let the LSAT deter me from that dream 2) I've come too far to end up at a TTT 3) I got a 146 my first time taking the LSAT and refuse to let that score define me- I wanna be one of those comeback re-takers who didn't succeed at first, but conquered the LSAT the second time so I push throught the PT and bibles

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:55 pm

Honestly? I just wanted it really, really badly. I knew I had one shot and I was not going to waste it. That's all the motivation I needed.

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby Typhoon24 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:57 pm

Fear of being stuck living in the same state as my family/relatives. Also other less significant things like realizing my potential, fulfilling my dream of being a lawyer, etc...

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby Luke81 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:21 pm

I want to change careers, which is motivation enough.

Also, if I score high enough, I'm buying myself a new watch that I've been wanting for a while.

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby crazyrobin » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:28 pm

http://youtu.be/H2g0Pk3gBzI
This.
It reminds me how bad I want it.

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby crazyrobin » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:33 pm

Br3v wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4b4DJFStVQ

watched this about half a dozen times. I used the gym and working out a lot to keep me focussed during my LSAT prep, so maybe thats why I liked this video so much.


I like this video. So straightforward.

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby objection_your_honor » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:46 am

I think I've thoroughly convinced myself at this point that there is no better use of my free time than to study LSAT. I have nothing better to do.

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby Br3v » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:54 am

objection_your_honor wrote:I think I've thoroughly convinced myself at this point that there is no better use of my free time than to study LSAT. I have nothing better to do.

how I felt. And now that its over, I'm like soooo what should I do now?

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby North » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:12 pm

The short answer: TLS.

The background on my phone for the year and a half that I studied for the LSAT:

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Note: I know that's not actually UVA's law school, but it used to be and I like pretty old buildings.

Also, this:
manofjustice wrote:Cold, hard, existential panic. Take a look at employment numbers. Also, pride.

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby Balthy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:21 pm

I think having one day off out of the week is vital. What counts as rest for me differs from week to week. Sometimes nothing feels better than spending that day watching missed TV episodes and eating Cheetos. Other weeks working out or playing soccer hits the spot. I think you have to develop a few good outlets and get a feel for what would best help you that week.

As for motivation, I go to http://www.reddit.com/r/GetMotivated/ now and then.

When I run, I sometimes listen to http://8tracks.com/rdhutchiiub/powerful-beyond-measure-ali-arnold. A bit cheesy at times, but does the job.

There are also a ton of academic and pseudo-academic lectures on motivation. Some are worth watching. I'll try to find my fav.

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby crazyrobin » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:37 pm

North wrote:The short answer: TLS.

The background on my phone for the year and a half that I studied for the LSAT:

ImageImage
Note: I know that's not actually UVA's law school, but it used to be and I like pretty old buildings.


Bro, you need to delete Facebook app, it is merely a distraction.
:lol:

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Re: What keeps you going?

Postby Holynorth » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:55 pm

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