SCG Consultants' Favorite Helpful Quotes for the Law School Admissions Process


Other than waiting for LSAT scores, this time of year can be one of the most frustrating and stressful points in the law school admissions cycle. Many (many) law school applicants are still waiting for decisions, and there are loads of students on waitlists throughout the country.

Whether you get your inspiration from a quote written in chalk on the road during your morning hike like Shannon, have quotes pinned to your bulletin board like Nikki and Danielle, or find your motivation in other ways, The Spivey Consulting Team has compiled our favorite quotes for you to consider and to help keep you going throughout gh the next several months… and years…

Mindset is an established set of attitudes. It can determine how you decide to handle stressful situations and can help you now and in the future as a law student and attorney!

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” —Aristotle [Nikki]

“Why is patience so important? Because it makes us pay attention.” —Paulo Coelho [Nikki]

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” —Lou Holtz [Nikki]

"If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying whatsoever." —Dalai Lama [Nikki]

"Be somebody nobody thought you could be." [Mike]

"As you ramble on through life, brother, whatever be your goal: keep your eyes upon the doughnut and not upon the hole." —Murray Banks [Shannon]

"Do not worry about the buffalo you do not own." [Shannon]

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." [Anne]

“Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting." —Joyce Meyer [Danielle]

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal — you do not change your decision to get there.” —Zig Ziglar [Danielle]

"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." —Theodore Roosevelt [Danielle]

"The worst thing that can happen is they say no." [Danielle]

"Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere." —Erma Bombeck [Erika]

"Obstacles do not block the path. They are the path." [Erika]

"You're stronger than you think you are." [Jenn]

"There is no failure in life so long as you keep moving forward." [Jenn]

"A strong leader does not create followers — they create more leaders." —Tom Peters [Karen]

"Worried thoughts are notorious for being inaccurate." [Karen]

"Don't try to steer the river." —Deepak Chopra [Karen]

"To be successful, you must embrace the unknown." —Steve Wozniak [Christina]

"If failure is not an option, then neither is success." —Seth Godin [Christina]

And, if you find yourself on a waitlist at your top choice law schools, remember to check out our recent blog post on how to keep in touch with admissions offices.

Check out some recent quotes from some of our clients within our bios. This is what keeps us motivated and inspired!