Frank Ramos, LinkedIn lawyer extraordinaire recently posted the below LinkedIn post that I thought was so insightful and wanted to share with my readers on how to develop good habits as a lawyer. I think anyone can apply these tips to what they do. I know I will.

So much of being an effective lawyer is developing good habits.

Good habits of being proactive with your cases.

Checking your calendar.

Maintaining a case list and regularly checking it to ensure no to-dos, much less any case, slips through the cracks.

There are over a dozen books with the word “habit” in the title.  They all say the same thing:

Choose a task.

Perform it regularly (the books say it takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks for a task to become a habit)

And then the task becomes a habit.

You’re on autopilot.

You don’t need a reminder to check the calendar for the month each morning because you’ve developed a habit of doing so.

You don’t need a reminder to post to LinkedIn.

You don’t need a reminder to check your case list daily.

Decide on what positive habits you want to create for yourself.

If you’re not following Frank on LinkedIn you should be!