Lawyers underestimate the need to recharge. Personally, my heart begins to beat a little faster and harder just thinking about stopping the grind to take a minute to think. Despite all of the research and articles by those who are stunning successes, lawyers stubbornly disregard the advice to set aside time to think, meditate, and visualize. And I am the chief of sinners in this area.
Fortunately, I had the opportunity to go to Myrtle Beach this past weekend for an early Christmas gathering with my side of the family. We do this every year before the actual Christmas holiday week so that we can take time as a family to reconnect and have some fun. It’s also a nice retreat from the hustle of work to allow me an opportunity to step back and see where I need change.
This trip I read The Energy Bus and wrote in my journal about my reading of Think and Grow Rich. The clear message of these books, and countless others, is that to be successful you need to know where you want to go, develop a plan of action to get you there, and focus your passion to getting the result you desire.
Persistence is a key. Failure is inevitable. But true failure only comes when you quit. When are you most likely to quit? When you are tired, lack focus, and feel stressed. This is why recharging your batteries is a must. Why not take just five minutes each day to turn off the TV and computer and let your brain rest. You’ll be glad you did.