You might not know it yet, but we need to talk about your bar exam mindset. Your bar exam mindset includes your thoughts and feelings about yourself and the bar exam. Before we dive into specific tips on how to improve your mindset, let’s address why mindset even matters when it comes to the bar exam. Why do your confidence and stress levels have an impact on everything when it comes to the bar exam? Well, stress can be pretty distracting, right? Have you ever sat down to study, but were distracted by a fight that you had with your significant other or the bills that needed to be paid? That is stress impacting your ability to focus.