Such BRILLIANT news!!! 100% agree on your three points, particularly the last two. Having that confidence in front of partners really helps in presenting you in a positive light as ultimately they want to see you in front of the firm's clients with that much confidence. Also feel the luck element comes through even at the application stage, genuinely not sure why some firms have liked my application rather than others. All the best for the future, I'm sure you'll go very far with that determination!