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How to Combat Imposter Syndrome Before it Hinders your Success

June 26, 2020 Personal Injury Claims

Whilst working from home is a challenge in itself, it’s important to shed some light on imposter syndrome and the effect that this can have on young lawyers beginning their legal career.

For those who don’t know, imposter syndrome is defined as “”.

As young lawyers who are fully engaged in the practice of law, there are often times that we can feel out of our depth. We place a large amount of pressure on ourselves to excel in our legal career. However, we can end up spending little time on our mental wellbeing. It is pertinent to recognise that, whilst our careers are of upmost importance, taking care of our mental wellbeing should be our ultimate priority.

Admittedly, when I first embarked on my legal career, I too felt like an “imposter” to say the least. I often feared making mistakes and wondered if the legal profession was for me. However, I soon realised that my self-doubt was in play and I, indeed, was suffering from imposter syndrome.

Overcoming self-doubt is not an easy step, but I have compiled my top five tips on combating imposter syndrome before it hinders your success.

Remember – the key to beating imposter syndrome is to stop thinking like an imposter.

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