Confidence and Conviction

[For young adults]

The professor paced up and down for a moment without answering. He had just explained to a student the very promising results of an extensive vocational test she had taken. But the student had greeted the professor's deductions with dismay instead of elation. "How can I possibly embark upon any one of those breathtaking careers you recommend," she had blurted out, "without a conviction that it is the right one for me? I haven't a clue yet what life is all about anyway—and not a shred of self-confidence! Before I can decide to take up one of those careers, I must first gain a modicum of confidence and conviction. Please tell me how!"

The professor returned to his desk and shook his head regretfully. "I'm afraid I can't. You'll have to find out for yourself."

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LET GO AND LEAN!
November 18, 1967
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