Law Practice Tip #341
March 16, 2015

Stay focused on your important decisions and don't be distracted or sidetracked by the shiny bits.

To accomplish what you want in your practice you have to stay focused on those actions that support your important goals and decisions and say no to those exciting, new, interesting, shiny choices that come up to entice and distract you. Not everything that comes along deserves your time and attention. Staying focused isn't easy. You need to notice you're being tempted and then decide to stay focused on the actions or activities that you decided will help you get where you want to go.

"Keep focused on the substantive issues. To make a decision means having to go through one door and closing all others." Abraham Zaleznik

I like this quote of Abraham Alenznik's because the visual of closing the door really helps me return to my decision.

One of my shiny distractions are my thoughts and plans of moving to someplace sunny and warm, when at this point in my career that is not what I really want to do. So I need to close the door on those thoughts each time they come along and not go too far down the path.

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