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Story: Don’t Let the Desire to Feel “Legitimate” Drive Your Decisions.

Posted Sep 17 2013 5:43pm

This week’s video story: Don’t let the desire to feel “legitimate” drive your decisions.


Ah, more words of wisdom from my sister, the sage .  She was so right. There I was, clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and feeling very illegitimate in my work. So get over it, already!

If you’d like to read more about this, check out The Happiness Project , chapter three.  Or you might be interested in this talk I gave about the subject of “drift “–and how I pulled myself out of drift, and switched from law to writing.

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