Happy New Year!
Regardless of when you are reading this, you have the choice to make this year different from the last; this month different from the last month, tomorrow different from today. In fact, you have the choice to make this minute different from a minute ago.
One of the most oft used quotes is: “The Definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” There are some who attribute it to Albert Einstein, some who attribute it to Benjamin Franklin. It doesn’t matter who said it first, the fact is that it is a cliché which resounds with truth.
While you can change any aspect of your life that you would like, however, let’s talk specifically about your legal career.
What do you want to change most about your practice? Do you want more of the clients you with whom you would like to work? Do you want more time off while still being able to increase your billings? Do you want to change the focus of your practice?
In order to make any changes, you have to decide what changes you want to make. Really, it’s that simple. (Many of the ideas that will be written in this blog will be simple, just not easy. It takes work to make changes, particularly if you have been doing the same things in the same way for a long time.)
There are 4 steps to make a change:
- Decide to make a change and write it down as specifically as possible. The act of writing it down now makes it a more permanent proposition.
- Once you have made the decision, resolve you are going to make this change regardless of how rough the road may get.
- Write down the steps you are going to need to take to make the change
- Take one step every day to move towards change.
This process can be used in any area of your life.
What changes are you going to make?