I recently read a Success Magazine article: 10 Tips to Achieve Anything You Want in Life. If we worked together or you’ve been a long-time reader, you’ll know why I found the article valuable.

The very first tip is one I have suggested to every lawyer I have coached and in these blog posts many times. It is

1. Focus on commitment, not motivation. Do you remember me telling you or writing here that you have to have a big enough “why” to stick with it.

In the Success article, the writer puts it this way:

Just how committed are you to your goal? How important is it for you, and what are you willing to sacrifice in order to achieve it? If you find yourself fully committed, motivation will follow.

You’ve heard me say or read when I wrote that when you have a big enough “what” and “why,” the how will come easily.

Take a look at each of the 10 Tips. I believe you will find each one valuable.

Number 9 is Plan.

Like me, the writer suggests you plan each week with what you plan to do, when you plan to do it, and it my case I suggest you estimate how long it will take and put the activity on your calendar.