The Game Of Life
It’s easier to be rude and reclusive than to become friendly and polite with a stranger. The society we live in promotes selfishness, competition and getting ahead of others. In return, this causes us to become motivated and independent but at the expense of opening up to others.
You will feel much better about yourself if you step out of your comfort zone and talk to strangers or coworkers who you don’t usually talk to. This is because you will start to feel less selfish; it feels good to hold a conversation or small talk with someone new. It breaks your pattern of communicating only with those who you are familiar with.
If you are shy to begin with, then start by just saying hello to someone who comes your way. For instance, when paying for your groceries, say hi or even strike a small conversation with the cashier; these small random talks spice up your day and prevent you from feeling lonely and isolated all of the time.
With practice, you will become more confident holding conversations with random people. More confidence will help you develop more charisma and people will become more attracted to you. When you start earning more attention and attraction from others, new doors of opportunity will begin to open up for you.
Sometimes you may experience awkward or uncomfortable situations. When this happens, move on and forget about it. Don’t dwell on the past. What’s done is done. But this should not prevent you from trying again. You need to experience uncomfortable situations in order to gain more confidence to set yourself up for pleasant ones.
Life is like a game of trial and error. If you don’t participate, then you will never get better at playing it!
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)