This post has made my day and lightened my heart! I have pubs and experience and yet every year I fall short. For me, it's my proposal. My clinical mindset is there but my researcher mindset is still very much in the beginning stages. I didn't send around my proposal a lot because I was afraid of criticism and also thought I wouldn't have the energy to deal with all of it. But THIS IS SO ON POINT! I think getting varied critique, taking it seriously, and addressing it to the best of my ability may make a huge difference. I am very excited to try again now!