Becoming more outgoing will literally change your life. It’s changed mine! Read this article to learn more about becoming more outgoing and transforming your life. I was so shy, so timid. I couldn’t even look my own family members in the eyes. But I knew I needed to be more outgoing. In this article I give you proven strategies for how to be outgoing. If they worked for me, they’ll definitely work for you!
Becoming More Outgoing Will Literally Change Your Life
I’ve got an awesome story to tell you about my life. I grew up in a broken home, I was out on my own in an early age and I was really shy. People used to make fun of me and I was super timid and shy. I just became a real recluse! And I went through life not being able to talk to people! Whenever anyone would talk to me or bring attention to me, my face would turn bright red like a tomato! I was so shy and afraid. I just hated to read out loud in front of a class, to talk to anyone and especially girls. When I got into the teenage years I grew out my hair to cover my face, I would walk with my head down and I would literally get sick with fear! The idea of public speaking or talking to a camera just horrified me. But I got to this point, where I had a desire. I wanted to be outgoing. I would look at other people and think ” I love that. They can talk to anyone, they’re happy, people love being around them, and I want that for me. I want to live that way.”
I remember when I was 18 years old and I met a good friend named Scott. And this guy was outgoing! He just greeted everybody and smiled to everyone. When I was with him, I could tell that everybody liked him. And I wanted to be like him and I asked him “How do you do that? What do you do?” And he said, “A few years ago I made a commitment to myself that I would smile and greet every single person that I made eye contact with.”
The ‘As If’ Principle
So I began to do it. It’s the As If principle. That great psychological principle says that you if start acting As If,m it starts to come. So I started greeting people and smiling. At first it was just a smile and a wave and a “Hey! How are you doing?”. And it really tested my confidence and my insecurity. So I started talking to everyone and little by little I got out of my comfort zone. So I became more confident and more outgoing.
So here is my challenge to you:
#1 Be Sincerely Interested in Other People
If you’ll do that, it will just come more naturally to you. That desire will draw you to other people and you’ll become more outgoing. So be sincerely interested in others.
#2 Greet Everyone
Greet everyone, talk to everyone and just be kind and outgoing. Ask great questions and just try to get everyone to smile. Just start with that and that habit of doing that. You’ll get into situations and some will be embarrassing. Some will be awkward and weird , but most will be positive.
So start doing that today. Start greeting people, start showing sincere interest in them, ask great questions and all of sudden you’ll be known and you’ll create that reputation of being an outgoing person. You’ll feel more outgoing and it’ll become a positive addiction.
Now, I can talk to anyone, anywhere and almost about any subject and I love it. It’s so enjoyable, so fun and so rewarding to have meaningful conversations, build great relationships and incredible friendships. We have built so many great friendships with people from all over the world from being outgoing and friendly. It will change your life, so go after it!