Just lost another case. Three in a row this year so far. Looking for some encouragement from the community (especially since I'm the only person of color at my firm).

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We (black people) often feel like we need to be high value 24/7 because that’s what we think is needed to be at the same level as our white counterparts. There’s a saying “we must work twice as hard to be half as good” while I don’t agree with any of this. I am susceptible to this often because I mean I’m human lol.

Nobody has it all together. Who cares if you lost 16 cases in a row. I will tell you a secret, You won’t
lose 17. You will pick up the pieces and keep on keeping on. Nothing lasts forever.

This too shall pass.

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Thank you, thank you so much!

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Sometimes its out of our control. Happens to us all. Is there anything you can learn from the experience?

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I think there was a glitch in the system, I didn't write that but appreciate the advice

I understand what you're going through. As a POC myself, I also tend to set a higher standard for myself because I always feel like I have to prove something to my colleagues. As long as you keep on learning, it's not a total loss.

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I have totally been there. It is so easy to get into a rut and a really negative mindpace. Keep your head up and keep putting everything you have into it. It pays off.

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