How big are your dreams for your career? I ask because I encounter many lawyers whose dreams are smaller than they could be. They are limiting their own success in the process.

I have always valued this quote, attributable here to Ray Kroc.

Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Have you ever been on a roll, everything going your way, and then all of a sudden, you make a mistake? How do you “come back?” How do you get your self confidence back?

I had this happen more than one time while practicing law. I was reminded about the issue recently.

As you know,

Greetings today from Montreal. At 8:00 AM this morning, just a couple of hours from now I will be speaking to law firm associates. One thing I will tell them is to think bigger. In other words, visualize becoming more than they may think possible.

As I am thinking about this topic, I’m reminded of

I remember speaking to groups of associates in two law firms a few years ago. The topics generally covered the secret of being a successful lawyer and having a fulfilling and active family life.

When I was billing 2000 hours I did not have time to study or understand why some lawyers were successful and

On Fridays, I have shared poetry and music with you. I like this poem by Berton Braley. It is one of my favorite, inspirational poems.

Success– Berton Braley published in 1916

If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it,
Work day and night for it,
Give up your