How to be a successful Lawyer-Part-1

People enter legal profession with a dream that they would be like Harish Salve and Ram Jethmalani and they will have a big following and stardom, fame. But yet very few succeed or I can say so few that that one can actually count them. People believe that knowing every section of the law or knowing all the tricks of the trade will be their key to success. Yes indeed it is a key but it is not the only key. The big picture is that the people have a small outlook towards path of success they see knowledge and hard work is only key to success. But actually this limited outlook is their main cause of failure. Many people have impeccable knowledge and they work maddening hours yet they do not get type of success they always wanted to get. Indeed this is one of the ingredients of success but they say that you can’t make a dish with one ingredient.

  1. The first step towards the path to success is to plan for it by opening up the outlook .By planning means to review your whole day. That is to say what you every hour you spend on your work. Are you doing clerical stuff, knowledgeable stuff or networking stuff. Believe me working 16 hours a day does not make any difference if you are not doing any worth full thing. So enlarge the view.
  2. The second thing is quality of your outlook towards legal practice. Many young people do not enter litigation because they think it’s uncertain and very few become successful, rather than thinking when these few people can become successful why not you? The thinking of the experienced one is that they are not getting quality of cases or enough money. Why don’t they think, are they putting enough effort to explore new areas of practice? Are they upgrading themselves daily? They should ask themselves what they have learned new from their practice.  How can they improve productivity and efficiency so that they can make room for more quality cases?

The real problem is that people blame external circumstances rather than looking into them. It is very clear the law of nature selects the best. So one has to be the best in all aspects of his profession, to be the best.

Part-2 continued later…

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