Let's face it that if you are a typical shy guy out there and your heart is full of dreams, trying to make it big in the real world I supposed it will definitely be an obstacle for you.
So what are you going to do ?
Continue to isolate yourself from the reality ? Be in your own island and care less about the others ? Being this way forever will not change anything and will lead to a lonely life, in which you will be depressed over about it later on.
You vowed to change, to shed the shyness away and to mingle more.
Friends that you already have, spend more time with them. Ex-classmates, meet up once in a while for a catching-up session. Colleagues, spend more time with them and participate in all those happy hour drinking sessions. Family, though physically they are not near to me, take the effort to make the phone call and talk to them.
The more you are out there, the more you'll be seen. Sometime it's good to just:
- Nod, nod and smile. Smile to strangers if they are looking at you.
- When you are in the middle of a conversation with a group of friends, talk to the one that is quiet. Don't keep him/her alone and loop him/her into the chat.
- Overheard someone talking about an interesting topic, jump in politely and talk together with them. This is not rude, but then one way to make new friends.
Now, do you want that to carry on ?
*30 minutes to 2 am and I am awake typing this. Perhaps this is the cause to my insomnia and I need to cure this fast. Nitez !