Boogiewoogie baby Letting your confidence flow

When I first moved to a new city, I didn't know a soul. I was working out a lot to stay sane, and unfortunately I stumbled into the gym where Mikhail Baryshnikov and other folks from the American Ballet Company worked out. There I was among world-class dancers, so I took my own advice, stayed in the back row, and comforted myself with the thought, "Maybe these folks can twirl their left legs around their right ears, but / have a Ph.D." And I kept going. The point is that confidence in one area allows us to take chances in areas where we feel like a jerk.

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