Third Party Anger

During really busy periods, everyone you associate with will be angry with you to some degree. Your clients are angry because you are late with something or because you have made an error in a document. Your supervising partners are angry because you are doing the work of other supervising partners. Your junior associates are angry because you haven’t gotten back to them about something they need from you.  Your family and friends are angry because, since embarking in the practice of law, you routinely fail to keep personal commitments.  In summary, you have now become a bad person and everyone is mad at you for it. During these periods, I like to listen to that rap song that says, “Don’t hate the player, hate the game.”  It’s got a real good mood boosting beat.