Do You Skip This Step?
By Vicki Voisin, ACP

Is the 3-week trial over with a victory for your client? Is the complicated real estate transaction completed? Is the estate plan finally signed, sealed and delivered?

You have worked hard and achieved success but I will bet you are asking yourself, “What’s next?” You are most likely reviewing your really long to-do list and looking at what else has to be done.

Paralegals are usually high-achieving, goal-oriented individuals who are inclined to focus on the goal at hand. When the goal is reached, they simply transition to the next goal.

This practice does keep your career moving forward and if you did not look ahead, you would not be as successful.  However, there is a downside to always riding the “What’s Next?” merry-go-round.

When you are determined to reach new and larger goals, you are always stretching to get “there”. The problem is, you never arrive at “there”, because you are always creating a new “there”. You are always on a journey but you never stop at your destination, you just jump on the next train.

There will always be something else to do – that’s a given. But before you move on to your next goal, your next project, your next mission, take a moment to celebrate your success. When you end each day, take time to recognize the progress you have made THAT day. When you start each day, remind yourself of your accomplishments and achievements.

Learn to appreciate the process (the journey), as well as the destination. When you do, you will experience greater personal joy and career satisfaction.