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Somebody tell me imposter syndrome goes away at some point… 6th year associate here who still feels like he is “playing lawyer.” Seems like every triumph I have is met with a failure, which makes it tough to stay positive and be more confident. Any tips on increasing professional confidence besides “fake it ‘til ya make it”?

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Hang out with people who recognize your strengths and sometimes remind you of them. Good colleagues really help.

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Therapy helps a lot. Seriously.

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Always take inventory of your lessons. Good and bad. There is always something to learn. Recognition of improvement helps you to reassure yourself in times of doubt

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Never goes away. Just get better at learning to cope with it.

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Is this imposter syndrome or you just being a mediocre attorney?

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Tough to tell. I get consistently good reviews, repeat work, am on “important” associate committees, etc. but I definitely still feel like a mediocre attorney.

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I agree with the post above about therapy helping with this. Although I am a therapist so I'm probably biased 😂 In all seriousness though, if you've been struggling with this for 8 years some coaching or therapy could really help. EMDR for performance and mindset is great, as is coaching.

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