Look, you are ready for the Bar Examinations:
Not because you finished all your target readings, audio notes, and coachings;
Not because you have sufficiently read all those law books, cases, and review materials;
Not because you understood all the principles and doctrines in jurisprudence;
Not because you were able to memorize the provisions of the laws;
But simply because you chose to be ready.
Readiness is a status that starts and ends the time you made a choice.
If you are thinking that readiness is a state of being well-prepared in the sense that you have mastered all the subjects and can confidently say that you can answer every question of law with precision and accuracy; or if you are convinced that you completed all those academic, physical and psychological preparations; then you are missing the point. One is ready if you can manage your innermost fear of being unready. If your concept of readiness is any or all those enumerated above, then you are ready – not because of the fact of preparedness, but because you made a choice, and told yourself that you are ready. That choice placed your fear in a small isolated box, far from your reach.
“What if I really never made sufficient readings?” or “What if I never really understood all those principles of law?” But you see, the lying may be on the other side around. “What If you are simply denying yourself the confidence that you need to be admitted in the Bar?” or “What if you are lying to yourself that you are fit to be in the legal profession?”
LOOK, YOU ARE READY!
Just imagine those sleepy days because you are awake all nights;
Imagine how you were able to finish all those subjects, sometimes after several attempts;
Imagine how you were able to survive four, five, or even more years before you graduated;
Imagine all the milestones, events, and gatherings you have turned down;
Imagine the business or work opportunities lost because of law school;
Imagine all those uncalled pressure you experienced in recitations and exams;
Now, think of those bright days ahead:
Think of how you can sleep all day after this Bar Examinations;
Think of all the time you can spend after this month of November;
Think of those better professional opportunities after you hurdle these;
Think of how you can enjoy doing things you are accustomed of and also help other people;
Think of realizing this dream or calling to be one in the legal profession;
Think of the years ahead with your family and friends;
As to your family and friends: Aren’t they the reason why YOU ARE NOW READY?
Recall how they stood beside you all those years;
Recall how they supported you to all the way, financially and emotionally;
Recall how happy and proud they were on the day of your graduation;
Recall your promises you have partially fulfilled by taking the bar Examinations;
Recall that this November’s undertaking is not for you but for them;
Recall their faces and their smiles as you close your eyes;
Now, take a deep breath, then open your eyes and tell me if you are still not ready.
Of course you are. You already made a choice.
NOW, LET’S DO THIS!