I recently read: Definition of Entrepreneur from 15 Successful Business Owners and was struck by how the definitions apply also to successful lawyers and rainmakers any law firm would want to have.
For example, here is Mark Cuban’s definition:
Someone who can define the business they want to create, see where it is going, and do the work to get there.
If you are a lawyer I coached, or if you are a lawyer who I mentored in my old law firm, you have heard words similar to those from me many times. I urged you to define what success you want to achieve, create a plan to get there in 3-5 years, work the plan and create a system to be accountable.
I urge you to take a couple of minutes and read the other definitions and find one to print and put someplace you will see it to motivate yourself to action.
Remember: Plan Long Term and Act Short Term