Training your mind is one way to boost your chances of success in any endeavor, including running your law practice. Meditation is a learnable skill that can help you improve focus and clarity, as well as increase the number of practical insights you have.

I’ve blogged about the origins and development of my meditation practice. I started out by using a free iPhone app called Headspace, and that helped me gain momentum and stay on track for over 4 years.

More recently, after listening to this podcast interview of Sam Harris I decided to try his Waking Up app. I’ve gone past the 5-day free trial and started using the paid lessons and am finding it very helpful. I also recommend Harris’s excellent book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion). But, whatever method of meditation you decide to try, in every case the key is consistency.

If you practice every day, even if some days it’s only for 2 minutes, that’s better than an inconsistent practice. The results you’ll see from doing meditation consistently are powerful and will change your life in many positive ways.

BTW, I’d love to hear your questions or get feedback (if you want to record your thoughts using this cool tool).

Also, you might want to download my free Guide to Working Smarter in the Digital Age (to help you optimize your practice —so you start working less and relaxing more).
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Show notes
  • Meditation is a learnable skill for anyone. If you can think you can mediate.
  • Meditation has been proven to be beneficial in many ways.
  • Mediation will help you improve your focus, as well as gain clarity.
  • You’ll also find yourself increasing the number of powerful and practical insights you have.
  • The key to mediation is consistency, i.e. doing it at least a little bit every day.

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