I have heard from several lawyers that I am a “motivational” speaker. A few years ago, the ABA Young Lawyers Division asked me to speak at their spring meeting. Specifically I was told that my task was to “motivate” the young lawyers attending the meeting. They chose the title of my presentation:
If you are struggling right now at the beginning of 2011 to “light your fire,” click on the title above and you will find my handout materials.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
- Focus on the journey each day, not the destination.
- Do not compare how you are doing with others,
- Focus on your clients and think about how the work you are doing is helping your clients and maybe helping your community.
- Finally, work each and every day to become the best lawyer you can be. At the end of your day ask yourself if you gave it your best effort that day.
If you get a chance, take a moment and let me know how you are doing.