After my WHAT IS THE SECRET TO A PRODUCTIVE AND SATISFYING LAW CAREER presentation yesterday at the University of Nebraska  law school, a student asked:

What should I focus on to be a successful lawyer?

I thought it was a great question. I especially liked that she included “what should I focus on..”

I could have given an entire presentation just answering that one question. But, I had very little time and had to come up with a “sound bite” short answer. So, I replied:

Success does not come from focusing on success, happiness and money. Instead it comes from focusing on your passion, developing your talent, and identifying the needs of those you want to serve.

What do you think?

P.S. If you would like to check out the slides from the presentation, you can find them here.