Every lawyer wants to change something. It might be a very small change, like not having to look for their keys every morning. Or something big, like the area of law that they practice.
When you look at it, the small change seems simple. Simply put a dish by the door and drop your keys in it when you come in and pick them up when you go out. If you need to, do the same at your office. Or always put them in a designated pocket. It is a wonder that people will continue to spend valuable time looking for keys when 10 minutes of planning would eliminate that time waster.
Also some people like to organize and stop wasting time, other people could care less. They might moan and whine but don’t have the energy or inclination to take the steps to change. Some people feel so overwhelmed by the day to day activities that they don’t want to even look at the small annoyances in their lives, let along change them.
Are you one of those? WHAT SMALL CHANGE WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO TODAY?
Now take this opportunity to decide how you will go about making this change:
- Begin by writing down the small change you want to make.
- Can you think of any reasons you have never tackled this problem?
- Ask yourself, what is the advantage of not tackling this problem? Yes you might find that if you make the change, then you have to look at the big changes in your life. Or maybe you would have to give up whining and getting other people to give you suggestions….which you never follow.
- What specific steps do you have to take to make the change? Write those down.
- Write down the date that you will complete the change.
- Write down how you will feel after you make the change.
That’s the small change. We’ll talk about the big change next week. So stay tuned.