January 12, 2009
Now that the fourth quarter of 2008 is closed, many of us are looking forward to 2009 with the hope that the economy will turn the corner and resume a better path. While not all Columbus Bar members have been affected by the 2008 downturn, some surely have felt the reverberations of the troubles experienced by their clients’ industry groups or in their own practice area. Starting in February, the Columbus Bar will offer those members facing financial challenges a series of free seminars dealing with the economic side of a legal practice. The seminars will be brief, to the point, and designed to answer questions members are asking. For those of you who cannot spend the time to come downtown, you can visit our website for short film takes of the information presented by local accountants and other experts.
As we met for the last time in 2008, Alex Lagusch shared the following poem with me that he has kept from his school days. Sadly the author is unknown. The poem’s charm is in its simplicity, and it offers both comfort and courage for the start of a New Year.
When there is any little task that somehow must be done,
remember that it cannot end until it is begun.
If there is any project that you are afraid to face,
just make some little effort at the proper starting place.
For nothing is too difficult, and once you make that start,
you will pursue the job ahead with all your eager heart.
Not only that, but you will find with every step or two,
the path that seemed so difficult, grows easier for you.
So do not even hesitate, get in there and begin.
For as you try it, all the odds will favor you to win.