Lawyering: What is within my control?


What is within my control?

What is not within my control?

The ability to distinguish between the two has helped me to manage my anxiety.

As a corporate lawyer, I want to drive transactions and move them to the finishing line.

However, I have come to realise that sometimes, this is not up to me. Corporate transactions are greatly influenced by external factors. The market conditions may not be favourable or the clients may decide not to proceed.

Being able to step back and not let frustration get to me is crucial in the long run.


This post first appeared on LinkedIn on 28 May 2023.

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