Well I don’t doubt that luck, hard work, karma, talent and other factors play a role in achievement, and I also know there is a more important ingredient. You have to believe your achievement before it occurs. I’m not thinking about the little engine that could. “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” won’t cut it. It’s more like “I know It will, I know it will, I know it will” that drastically increases the chance of moving the ball. Knowing your future without one shred of doubt compels you forward each day. If you only think you can, you still run the risk that doubt will paralyze action reducing your chance of achieving your goals.
I know that our law firm will become one of the dominant firms on issues of cybersquatting, domain name disputes and domain theft. When I wake up in the morning I naturally set in motion actions which validate that reality. I create the very foundation necessary for me to turn effort into realization.
Hard work is the element which keeps the ball moving forward. Luck is taking advantage of the opportunities that I in fact created. Karma is the influence of how I go about making things happen. Talent is the fuel which keeps the engine running fast and smooth.
I’ve often wondered about how people get from point A to point B in life. I understand and appreciate that the universe is a dynamic and powerful force which often takes us in directions we don’t expect. But I also appreciate the power of the will of man. I don’t discount the impact which people have on their own lives.
So when you start thinking about creating your own law firm, jumping ship from big law or changing the way law is practiced, don’t forget to incorporate the certainty that only confidence can bring to the occasion. Know what you are going to do and where you will end up. Know it in your heart and in your soul. Believe it blindly and in spite of the naysayers. Pursue it with talent and tenacity. Build the foundation upon which your goals become inevitable. Jump. Jump. Jump.