I will ride my bicycle from Atlanta to Washington D.C. in the spring, raising funds for MS research and while in D.C., I will swear in as a bar member attorney of the US Supreme Court. This journey will allow me to combine three things that I am passionate about: helping others, being a lawyer, and bicycling.
Deciding to make the almost 700-mile trip wasn’t an easy decision. But after much thought, I began planning and training for what is needed to make a bicycle journey like this possible. This is not an unprecedented decision as I’ve previously 2-month cycled across America in my mid-20’sand have road cycled a 3-day ride from Atlanta to Hilton Head Island, SCon numerous occasions. However, this will be a new type of challenge for me. Here, I want to share the planning, training, and the journey to DC with you, my readers, for a couple of reasons.
First, I want to show that even seemingly impossible things are possible with proper planning. Planning, in and of itself, is hard work. I am a professional estate planning attorney after all, and this journey – starting with the planning and training and ending with an attorney milestone: ceremonial swearing-in before the nine US Supreme Court Justices – would be a good way to show how great planning yields great results. Second, I want to raise funds for MS research and make a difference in the lives of people and families that suffer from MS. I ask for the help of my readers, friends, family, associates, and colleagues to help me exceed my annual fundraising goal or I ask for at least a word of encouragement or a Facebook page “Like.” The support page can be found online at bit.ly/ MeyringMS-16.
To take action and change the way things are can be daunting, but it is the only way to accomplish a difficult goal. Planning is how actions are organized to accomplish the goal. Whether the goal is a destination, a reputation, or creating a legacy to make the world a better place, I’d rather try something big and fail than never try at all – it all starts with a plan. Teddy Roosevelt had a wise quote about the importance of taking action: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while, daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Robert Is Going Back To School!
Speaking of taking action! As an Emory Law graduate, Atty. Meyring was offered the chance to return back to his alma mater to further his education by attending an alumni-only course. Robert is taking “Income Taxation of Trusts, Estates, Grantors & Beneficiaries” this Spring to expand his knowledge on these issues even further. This knowledge will undoubtedly be passed along to our clients who can expect nothing less than exceptional service and familiarity with the law when working with the Meyring Law Firm.