Finals motivation: genius words to live by

Albert Einstein
By Photograph by Oren Jack Turner, Princeton, N.J. Modified with Photoshop by PM_Poon and later by Dantadd. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Many of you are finishing up law-school final exams right now. For some, this may be the first set of finals you've taken. For others, this may be your last. They're never that much fun. They're always quite stressful. But here's an apt quote from Albert Einstein for you to remember; it has been my personal motto for some time.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. --- Albert Einstein

Yes, I am asking you take advice from a pretty crazy man. But Einstein was a genius---that much we all know. His words ring true as much during finals as they do in any other period of our lives. You are always going to face stress and adversity, whether you are in law school, taking the bar exam, or in practice. That's just life. But just look at every problem you face as a chance to shine.

If you're in law school, you're better off than millions---if not billions---of other people in the world. Your stress is real and merited under the circumstances. But take your exams as an opportunity to be a lawyer. Show your professor why you deserve to ace your course. Be confident. Be passionate. Be you. Find your opportunity to shine.

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