Humans have the ability to draw conclusions and make associations at lighting fast speeds.  And, a smart professional like you likely excels at shortcutting the thinking process.  At this stage of your life, you have a treasure trove of information stashed away.  You regularly tap into this arsenal of data to determine quickly which end is up.

Sounds great, right?  Throughout your life you amass information.  Later you can turn to these life lessons to streamline your methods of analysis and decision making when needed.  Very efficient, very smart, what’s wrong with that?  EVERYTHING.

To move ahead professionally, it is critical that you regain your ability to see the world with a fresh pair of eyes.  The know it all, seen it all, done it all approach limits you.  If you’re picking up what I’m putting down, read on here.

*Please note that while this post was originally written for attorneys, it does in fact apply to all professionals.  Simply substitute the word “professional” for all references to “legal”, “attorney,” and “lawyer.”  That should do the trick!