Small victories and small defeats continue to add up to our mind through out the day. We decide to do something. We are able to do it. This is a small victory of will power. We decide to do something, then we change our mind, or we cancel it, or we are unable to do it due to some reason…this is a small defeat.
If we become observer, we can see these small victories and small defeats through out the day.
In court, three cases are listed. One is won. One is dismissed and one is adjourned. Then there are two defeats and one victory.
We go to meet a person. But he is not there at his seat. This is a small defeat.
The life goes on. If you frequently change your mind, if you frequently cancel your projects, if you keep postponing things, if you are frequently losing cases, if you are frequently prevented with adverse circumstances, then you may form a defeatist’s mindset.
It is within our control to not to change our mind frequently. This one thing can start pulling us out from a Defeatist’s Mindset.
#leadership #business #education #inspiration #india #mindfulness #law #mentoring #ethics #god #integration #personalization #religion #litigation #supremecourt #reason #wills #lawfirms #trials #legalmarketing
Principle of Unity of soul in business and career – when someone decides to support us unconditionally, unity of soul happens at a higher level. Force is generated when unity of many souls happens.
Once the force is generated, it can be applied to material world to change things.
Gandhiji examplified this principle. More and more souls joined with his soul. And without any election, he became a force.
In business and career same things happen. When your staff, your customers, your clients, your referrals begin to support your soul, you become a force. You begin to prosper.
When we begin to think for “Self Interest”, unity of souls weakens.
The staff, the customers, the clients, the referrals begin to start drifting away from us. Our force weakens.
To understand and remember this principle of Unity of Souls has great advantages in business and career.
If I am jobless, if I am fumbling in darkness, it means that my Unity of Souls is weak. It means that other souls around me have not started supporting my soul unconditionally.
#leadership #business #inspiration #india #law #mentoring #ethics #god #integration #justice #soul #soul #howto #litigation #elections #supremecourt #lawfirms #trials #legalmarketing #joining
When we write an article on any topic of law, first thing we should consider is from whom we are writing for.
If we are writing to educate people, then our language should be simple. Use of technical words should be avoided so far as possible.
If we are writing for professional colleagues, then the words and the phrases we use should be specific. The statements we make should be authentic and, preferably references for verification should be given.
If we are writing for law students and new junior lawyers, then our words should inspire and motivate them for study of deeper aspects of law.
The point is, “Mind your audience” while writing any article on any topic of law.
#education #inspiration #law #legaleducation #mindfulness #writing #mentoring
Every year, Supreme Court celebrates 26th Nov as “Law Day”. A function is held after court hours by lawyers and judges. Law Minister and Chief Justice are invited. Meritorious advocates are awarded. Lawyers who have published books in previous years are rewarded. Vision statements are made. High tea follows.
What if similar functions are held on same day in every high court and in every district court?
Our religion of Law can become stronger if it happens.
Presently this is only a wish expressed before a falling star in the morning. It is said that such wishes often become fulfilled.
Do you know one Reason, why a senior lawyer will say, “There is nothing to worry. We will get favorable order” even when he knows that case is very bad….?
A senior lawyer has to learn to hide his fears and anxieties. He is in the role of a leader. He has to act confidently throughout the case. That brighten ups chances of winning case also.
But the main reason I see is, “The moment some expert tells us that there is nothing to worry, a mountain size load of anxieties and worries are uplifted from our mind.”. This is true in any field. This helps clients also. The gift of hope is the greatest gift one can give.
The client feels a new wave of courage to fight. This infuses courage to fight even in his senior lawyer.
On the other hand, if a senior lawyer honestly says to client that his case is very bad, he is in fact shirking from his duty to be a leader and to lead in the battlefield.
Result of a legal case are always unexpected and unpredictable.
To act confidently at all times in all cases, is true leadership.
Eminent Person means a person who is recognised as “Famous and Respected” in a particular sphere.
It means an Eminent Lawyer is one who is recognised as Famous and Respected by lawyer community of any particular area.
A lawyer becomes famous and respected by other lawyers for his outstanding knowledge, experience, performance or by charity he gives.
When a lawyer gives a cheque for large amount for welfare of other lawyers, he becomes instantly famous and respected by other lawyers.
Thus, charity has a value in legal profession.
#legaleducation #legalmarketing #law #lawreform #inspiration #mentoring #ethics
In 1990, when I shifted from High Court to practise in Supreme Court, I had no mentors, no seniors. I still did not know how to draft different types matters and applications.
One day I told my clerk to help me by finding out case paperbooks which may have been discarded and thrown away by other lawyers. After cases are finished, many lawyers used to discard their paperbooks.
He brought me some paper books thrown away by some lawyers after their cases were over.
From these discarded paperbooks, l learned how other lawyers were drafting their cases. Gradually I learned drafting of such cases.
I think this is a perfect example of Eklavya Method of learning. I still remember those paperbooks and also remember the clerk who brought me these discarded paperbooks.
#inspiration #india #law #legaleducation #drafting #supremecourt #highcourt