In a recent episode of Blue Blood, the granddaughter was lamenting that she didn’t support a friend in need as much as she thought she should have, and that her grandfather would be disappointed in her. An uncle (son of the grandfather) of the girl said "(Grandfather) would say that ‘its what you do next that counts…’"

As we review where we are n our career, in our law practice, it’s not what we’ve done to get here that should be our focus, but rather what we will do next. Create the plan to seek your goals; move along the path toward your goals, one step at a time; and always keep your eyes open for opportunities along the way, some of which may cause you to change your plan.

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