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Habits help us. Or they hurt us.
Good habits can help in everyday life, in the many day-to-day things we have to do. Being a student is really no different. When you develop good habits that help you accomplish your goals and tasks quickly and well, you will be more successful.
A habit is something you do without needing to think. In law school you will need to thinka lotbut you will need to focus all of your energy on thinking about the law. If you develop habits that will naturally help you as a student, you will be able to focus on learning. Success will come.
Advice is useless unless it is incorporated into your routine. Good habits have to be just thathabitsto be any use at all. Thus, developing those good habits is perhaps as important as the substance of the habits themselves.
Although the advice in this book is helpful and will ultimately make your experience as a law student less rough, the road is far from easy. You will still have to put in long hours and you will have to work hard. The point is that by establishing these good habits you won’t have to work as hard. And when you do work, it won’t seem so much like “work.”