Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

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Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby tuffyjohnson » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:29 pm

It's easy to start LSAT study. It's another thing entirely to follow through--especially with this shitty job market staring us down every step of the way.

So what do you guys do to stay motivated?

Here is what I do:

1. take daily jogs right by the building of the law firm that I'd like to work at
2. go to court and observe
3. Come to TLS daily and read about people retaking a 173
4. think really hard about WHY I want to go to law school
5. try to have fun with it
6. talk with lawyers/partners about practicing law

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby Malakai » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:30 am

This inspirational video motivated the hell out of me. I watched this at least once a week after another poster put this on here several weeks before the Dec 2012 LSAT.

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

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby dkb17xzx » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:41 am

unemployment

massive debt

the failure to live up to your potential

inability to turn your dreams into reality


you get the general point

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby Balthy » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:02 am

Nothing beats this vid:

http://www.wimp.com/arnoldlife/

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby dubster101 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:34 am

Watch Suits ;P

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:08 am

superdingle2000 wrote:Nothing beats this vid:

http://www.wimp.com/arnoldlife/


I saw the heading of this topic, went and found a version of this speech, started to listen to it, and then found out you already posted it here.

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby Brixton » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:28 am

superdingle2000 wrote:Nothing beats this vid:

http://www.wimp.com/arnoldlife/


Great video! Say what you will about Arnold, but the guy has an inspirational story. If he didn't have such success in acting he could have gone on to do a motivational/self-help tour or book.

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby banjo » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:31 pm

Here's what happens to the 168s of the world. At the end of your cycle, you'll spend 45 minutes typing out a new topic about your law school choices, goals, dreams, how great your PS/LORs were, financial circumstances, ties, and ASW experiences. And the first poster to respond will glance at your numbers and type "retake". And the next six posters will just quote that. And then your topic dies.

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby Malakai » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:06 am

banjo wrote:Here's what happens to the 168s of the world. At the end of your cycle, you'll spend 45 minutes typing out a new topic about your law school choices, goals, dreams, how great your PS/LORs were, financial circumstances, ties, and ASW experiences. And the first poster to respond will glance at your numbers and type "retake". And the next six posters will just quote that. And then your topic dies.


Haha, TITCR.

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby Balthy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:48 am

I'm glad you guys liked the Arnold vid. This is another-- hopefully a fitting metaphor for your LSAT prep.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqYgAX6D ... ata_player

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby Clearly » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:04 am

tuffyjohnson wrote:It's easy to start LSAT study. It's another thing entirely to follow through--especially with this shitty job market staring us down every step of the way.

So what do you guys do to stay motivated?

Here is what I do:

1. take daily jogs right by the building of the law firm that I'd like to work at
2. go to court and observe
3. Come to TLS daily and read about people retaking a 173
4. think really hard about WHY I want to go to law school
5. try to have fun with it
6. talk with lawyers/partners about practicing law



This reads like a list of things you do instead of studying the lsat. :lol:
If you ace it, you get a lot of money to pay for law school. If you flunk it, you don't end up a lawyer. Plus eventually PT's turn into self contained challenges. Beating your PT score is an achievement, even outside the long term effect on your admissions, it turns into a game.

Good luck!

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby NoodleyOne » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:22 pm

Here's an AMAZING motivational speech, with none of the bullshit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kZg_ALxEz0

Also, if you need motivation to not be unemployed and in crushing debt, you're doing it wrong.

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby Nova » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:26 pm

banjo wrote:Here's what happens to the 168s of the world. At the end of your cycle, you'll spend 45 minutes typing out a new topic about your law school choices, goals, dreams, how great your PS/LORs were, financial circumstances, ties, and ASW experiences. And the first poster to respond will glance at your numbers and type "retake". And the next six posters will just quote that. And then your topic dies.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby Skill Game » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:41 am

banjo wrote:Here's what happens to the 168s of the world. At the end of your cycle, you'll spend 45 minutes typing out a new topic about your law school choices, goals, dreams, how great your PS/LORs were, financial circumstances, ties, and ASW experiences. And the first poster to respond will glance at your numbers and type "retake". And the next six posters will just quote that. And then your topic dies.


Jesus.

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby mindarmed » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:12 am

NoodleyOne wrote:Here's an AMAZING motivational speech, with none of the bullshit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kZg_ALxEz0

Also, if you need motivation to not be unemployed and in crushing debt, you're doing it wrong.


TITCR

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:04 pm

Skill Game wrote:
banjo wrote:Here's what happens to the 168s of the world. At the end of your cycle, you'll spend 45 minutes typing out a new topic about your law school choices, goals, dreams, how great your PS/LORs were, financial circumstances, ties, and ASW experiences. And the first poster to respond will glance at your numbers and type "retake". And the next six posters will just quote that. And then your topic dies.


Jesus.

Life's tough, bro.

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby jad0re » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:44 pm

getting rejected by your dream school helps

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby tuffyjohnson » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:34 pm

armedwithamind wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:Here's an AMAZING motivational speech, with none of the bullshit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kZg_ALxEz0

Also, if you need motivation to not be unemployed and in crushing debt, you're doing it wrong.


TITCR

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby wtrc » Thu May 02, 2013 10:41 am

With just over a month to go, and some pessimistic threads lately, wanted to bring this thread back to the top. If anyone has other motivational speeches/videos, post em here!

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby LSAT Blog » Thu May 02, 2013 10:54 am

Not a speech or video, but lots of good tips here:

http://zenhabits.net/top-20-motivation-hacks-overview/

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby Balthy » Thu May 02, 2013 12:05 pm

LSAT Blog wrote:Not a speech or video, but lots of good tips here:

http://zenhabits.net/top-20-motivation-hacks-overview/



Great stuff. Thanks!

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby jetsfan1 » Thu May 02, 2013 12:10 pm

I watch this the night before football games. the vid/speech gets you more pumped than anything else possibly could. Just watch it all the way through once, and you will understand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsSC2vx7zFQ

P.S. It is sports-centric, but can easily be applied to the LSAT as well.

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Re: Ideas to keep Motivated for LSAT

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu May 02, 2013 3:14 pm

This is silly. Just watch Rocky I-IV.




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