Raising The Bar.
Bar none, studying to be a lawyer can be considered both tedious and taunting yet America is turning out thousands of lawyers every year. If you have followed the blog then you have read about the four brothers that are each lawyers and one is a judge. There story is examined in my, “The Immigrant Coal Miner and The Young Polish Women” post, but wait…there’s more.
So I have an occasional lunch with a brilliant family, one of which is a respected judge, however it wasn’t a lunch meeting with them that cued me in on just how high one can raise the bar. The conversation went something like this, “I thought, I know I can tell Sharon about our good news, she appreciates news like this and wouldn’t consider it bragging.” Smiling and wide eyed I wondered what the news might be. “Our son received his class ranking from his Law School and he is ranked #5, in his class….and was invited to be on Law Review.”
After smiling, speaking and offering high five’s to this well deserving and humble mom, I spoke with my friend and attorney and asked, “Do people consider news like this bragging?” Unfortunately, he confirmed what she thought. He would go on to explain that professional studies are usually highly competitive fields sought after from highly competitive people.
I wanted to be a lawyer. I consider myself extremely competitive, however, the only person I competitive with is myself. Annually, I personally seek to outdo what I have done the previous year, but then again, I am the only one keeping score. How do you keep score of your progress. In what ways do you raise the bar?
PS. If good news is considered bragging….then B.R.A.G! (Being Really Aware of Good) as defined by, Sharon Saffold Live!!!!
Tomorrow’s post: Who is the cause of your greatest pain?
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