Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Payo Para sa Kaibigang Nag-aaral ng Abogasya
If you think you have already exhausted all your efforts and they proved futile than you ever expected, then I think you should calculate first your expectations vis-a-vis your performance.
Sometimes our thoughts betray us. More often than not, we fall prey to it especially when we allow ourselves to set our goals more than we could possibly achieve.
Of course it's never wrong to strive for the best with all our might, but it's wrong to ask too much from ourselves in ways that are even beyond our capacity.
We are all unique; we have our own failings and successes, strengths and weaknesses, and if you think you are not performing the way you want it to, don't fret out too much, don't fault yourself, because law students, great and small, suffer the same setbacks once, twice, many times.
Take each failure as a lesson for the next stride, and most importantly, start from the bottom and work your way up, one at a time.
But it doesn't mean that because you feel you're not good enough every time you get out of your school after the day's harsh, you'll never amount to anything. I bet it won't go as far as that considering that, as you said, you think your performing well enough relatively.
Law school is not only about passing the bar, or feeling extraordinarily bright. It's also about life and the most murdered concept: truth.
Enjoy life, enjoy law school!
posted by AMR