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A question many prospective law students, current law students, and new lawyers consistently ask is: how do I stand out? Set myself apart from the crowd? Get into the school I want? Get the grades I want? Get the job I want? Succeed in my career?
Students and lawyers alike seem to be searching for the answers to these questions and complaining that when they don’t achieve their desired outcomes, it’s the result of bad luck, bias, poor instruction, insufficient education, or any other tangible fault that lies outside of themselves.
It’s no secret that success requires a strong worth ethic, intense preparation, and dedication. But that’s not all. Science is suggesting more and more that our ability to succeed is directly linked to the way we think about and react to our successes and failures.