As lawyers, we have chosen a profession that is high-stress with a small margin for error. And as we face the daily challenges that our chosen professions hands us, big and small, it is almost inevitable that something will go wrong—an oversight, a miscommunication, an error in judgment. The vast majority of the time we, as quick-thinking, competent professionals, fix the problem and move on with our day/week/year. But what about the other times, when the issue can't be resolved and a mistake "blows up." Indeed, the most minor mistakes can be exacerbated by external factors beyond your control and lead to disaster. In these situations, even the most confident among us can be brought to our knees. While true, the phrases "everyone makes mistakes" and "things happen" only go so far.
Thus, when "disaster strikes," how do you keep going and remain confident, or at a minimum, continue to convey confidence? Lisa Iarkowski attempts to answer this question in her article published on glasshammer.com entitled "How to be Confident (even if you are not)."
Ms. Iarkowski begins by stating that "[c]onstant change and complex challenges at work can test the self-confidence of even the most accomplished of us. So how can we keep our confidence going strong, amidst the changes and challenges we're facing?"
To read the entire article on the American Bar Association website, please click here.