As litigators, our jobs generally are to listen to the arguments of our opposing counsel, conduct extensive research to the contrary, and apply facts and law to oppose the argument.
Why are we so good at challenging the arguments of others but we cannot seem to challenge the opposing counsel in our minds?
You know: the voice that tells you that you are not good enough, the voice that tells you that you are not a good lawyer, and the voice that tells you that you are a failure when you make small and insignificant mistakes.
Instead of challenging it, we just accept it is true and we suffer through stress and anxiety as a result.
In this week’s episode, I encourage all lawyers to identify, challenge and replace the opposing counsel in your mind.
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