On January 1st, I set a goal to run at least 1 mile every day for a month to better manage stress and enhance my overall health. What began as a short-term resolution has evolved into a 78-day, 160+ mile journey, filled with unexpected hurdles.

My run yesterday provided one such challenge, this time involving technology. As I navigated the steepest uphill stretch, Spotify’s AI-curated playlist decided it was the perfect moment for “Geronimo” by Sheppard – a motivating track that I wanted to mark for future listening. Gasping for breath, I tried to tell Siri to tell Spotify that I ‘liked’ the song. As you can imagine, this led to a comedy of errors, culminating in Siri mockingly instructing me to unlock my iPhone before freezing completely. There I stood, defeated not by the hill, but by technology.

This experience mirrors the frustrations often felt in legal services, where processes can appear needlessly complex, like a frustrating game of telephone where a simple message is misinterpreted or misunderstood. “Why does this have to be so difficult? Can’t I just get a simple contract? Is anyone actually listening to me?”

This serves as a reminder that in the pursuit of our goals, whether personal or professional, the emphasis should be on clarity and simplicity to sidestep needless complications. Sometimes, being “right” is less important than effectively reaching the desired outcome.

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