This person may never read this, but if they do, they know who they are. I am in junior college seeking career/job hunting advice. Now I admit that this was years before I got over my shy, eye-contact avoiding nature, but I thought things were going pretty well. When the session was over, I started to leave when I heard words that shocked and hurt to the core. The advisor, not realizing I was still within earshot (I love that word) said “This one’s gonna be a tough sell”. Whatever confidence i had at the time drained out of me faster than those demonstrations on drain opener commercials. “How dare he say that”, I thought to myself. Sadly, he was pretty accurate. I never became a big success at anything except surviving. Hey, I’m still here, aren’t I?