Leaving the Law

How To Test Your Leaving Law Hypothesis

Test your new career ideas by trying out a key skill or activity. Focus on how you can do some testing, rather than telling yourself all the reasons it’s too hard right now. If the first test doesn’t light your fire, it is not necessarily a sign that whatever you’re testing isn’t for you. It’s easy to confuse fear of failure with dislike of an activity at first, and that’s why you need to give something several small tests before deciding it’s not for you right now.

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Pessimism for Lawyers

The key reason pessimists need to work their way toward optimism: If you’re joined at the hip to the harsh reality that life can routinely dish up, your dreams don’t have a place to exist. They die. Ultimately, refusing to dream costs you a life worth living. A life without dreams is a gray, dim walking death.