Student: What’s the one thing of which I must be certain if I want to be successful?
Teacher: You must be certain about what you want.
Student: How do I know if I’m certain about what I want?
Teacher: If you say, “what I’d like is …” or if you say, “I’ve always wanted to …” then you’re not certain.
Student: What do such statements indicate?
Teacher: Statements of that nature are halfhearted and lack conviction.
Student: Thank you for that tip. I often speak that way when I set a goal from a positon of indecision.
Teacher: It’s where your statement of certainty goes that your emotions flow, and therein lies your power.