For those that struggle with “imposter syndrome” that don’t have a lot of successes to self-assure with, what strategies do you employ to help rebuild your confidence in a pinch? (Continued)

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You have to realize that if you care about the people you are representing you are more qualified than 99% of the folks doing the job. You have the experience to succeed. You are smarter than you think you are and you are more motivated than the lifers who are burnt out. Stop doubting yourself and go save the world... (I give myself this speech every time I drive to court)

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This quote from author Neil Gaiman really helped me years ago when I was feeling just like you. I still feel it, and this helps.

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Wow this made me cry (maybe cuz I’m also just in a tough place right now but truly this is inspiring). Where is this from?

Also, save notes, recommendation letters, even birthday cards from people you respect - if they say nice things about you. The recommendation letter is a big one bc people tend to think hard about what qualifies you for some professional role or recognition and it helps you recognize your own achievements in an objective way.

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I’m volunteering for legal aid but I just can’t help but feel fake. I’ve done clinics for years during law school, but for some reason I feel bad or wrong, like I shouldn’t be doing this. I feel like I’m not good enough to help people on my own, even though in the past I’ve been able to do it just fine with supervision.

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