Do Nothing In Half Measures

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How are half measures affecting the results you get in your law practice and your life?

Chris Brogan said something today during an online conversation that smacked me in the head. “Do nothing in half measures,” was his response to a question posed.

An excellent point, but it made me think about the impact of half measures on our professional and professional lives.

We frequently do things in half measures, accepting that it’s good enough when in reality we’re just being sloppy. We scan a document rather than ripping it apart to check for inconsistencies. We have a meeting and spend half the time thinking about some upcoming deadline. Half present, half somewhere else.

I see lawyers doing it all the time. We sit down to review a bankruptcy petition without the intake file and documents in front of us. We appear in court on a motion without having reviewed the file. We meet with a client before checking to see what’s gone on before.

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