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Change- It’s all about habits

Change- It’s all about habits

Change is all about habits. Discarding old habits that don’t serve you and establishing new habits that do. You do this by making your best effort to put attention to practicing them everyday. When you do this, overtime they will become second nature. It might surprise you how quickly this can happen.

Prioritize: Whether it be forming new habits in your personal life or in business, it starts with one step at a time. Start with your top priority. What would you like to change first? Focus on that and when you are fairly comfortable and confident with this new habit, look at the next priority you would like to focus on.

Patience: Don’t be so hard on yourself. One step at a time. New behaviors take time to cement. But the more you practice the better you will get. It’s just like anything really. Once you understand this and have some success, any additional habits you’d like to change will come much easier and faster.

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”

– Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of The United States

Commitment

This is one of my favorite quotes on commitment.

“Until one is committed there is hesitance, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans;

That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise never have occurred.”

“A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.

I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets”:

Whatever you can do, or dream you can-begin it-boldness has genius, power and magic in it

-W.N. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition, 1951

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Embrace change, it’s here to stay

What I love most about change is that it is constant. I find it ironic then that many lawyers are afraid of change. How is that possible when change is all around us all the time? The law for example is changing all the time and at this very minute. And those who have embraced change in the past have come to be the most innovative thinkers and doer’s throughout history. Isn’t it about time to embrace change and try things differently?