“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds, your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.”
–Attributed to Pantanjali, yogic sage and author

We’ve all experienced what is called that “sweet spot”: when time stands still, when we love what we’re doing so much that it’s not work anymore, when we feel at peace and are one with our project or activity.

Some believe that the “sweet spot” only exists for creative types, like artists and musicians, and that those with more traditional careers could not possibly be happy enough or enjoy our work enough, to ever find that joy.

But for those of you who relish your career as a lawyer, you know that this is possible, and for some of you even luckier ones, you know that it can happen on a regular basis. You love what you’re doing, the clients you’re helping, and everything falls into place.

But what about the rest of us? How do we proceed? We need to find what will bring us to that happy place. It might be law—it might not. It might be a different type of law specialty that would make it happen. Or maybe we need a different law firm. Or maybe we need to go solo. Or work less hours.

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