When Rebecca Zung was recognized as the best lawyer in America by the US News and World Report it was a moment of sweet validation and tearful triumph. Her journey from a divorced single mom and college dropout with no prospects to one of the most acclaimed legal minds of her generation had been a baptism by fire. Yet for Rebecca, all the trials and tribulations she had encountered along the way were made worthwhile by such a crowning achievement.
“To be regarded as one of the top one percent of attorneys in America is still difficult for the shy and nervous woman I once was to understand. I had dropped out of college, married at the age of 19, had three children by the age of 23, and became a divorced single mom a little while later. As you can imagine, my future had many things on the cards, but being one of the best lawyers in America wasn’t one of them.”
After making the big decision to go back to law school, Rebecca’s life began to follow a different path from the one she once believed fate had cast in stone for her. Momentum has a habit of generating its own momentum and once she became the agent of her own fate, everything began falling into place for Rebecca.
The attorney explained, “The essence of all life is evolution. As a species and as individuals we are not designed to stand still and stagnate. We are hardwired by nature to seek and embrace change. It may at times be difficult, even painful, but it is essential for our well-being and development. It took me a while to realize this but I’m so grateful I did.”
After working hard and dedicating herself to her new calling, Rebecca not only made the grade, but she eventually became one of the most renowned lawyers in America and helmed a multi-million dollar practice.
Not one to rest on her laurels, Rebecca has also written a series of bestselling books tailored to empowering others and helping individuals find the level of success she has enjoyed.
Rebecca said, “It may be a cliche but it’s true, life is what you make it. I’m living proof of that. If fate deals you a bad hand of cards, the best thing to do is stay in the game until things improve, because if life teaches us anything, it’s a simple fact that anything’s possible.”