The fear of missing out.

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Quite often people tell me it’s a really big deal for them when they sent me an email.

They feel like they are missing out on life because they can’t express themselves in social situations.

It feels like sitting alone in a cafe,
when surrounded by people.

Someone makes eye contact with you,
but you dart your eyes away. Someone smiles
at you, and you just stare with a frozen look on your face.

You might as well be sitting in an
empty cafe, it feels like the same thing.

It feels like being at a party with (some) people you know,
where it seems like everyone is laughing and having a good time.

But the distance between you and them feels
so great, it might as well be a party of one.

And one I’m quite familiar with…

There’s someone you are interested in but you just
don’t know how to talk to them without being awkward.

Even worse, when there’s someone who’s interested in
you and the pressure feels like it is on to not screw things
up because you like them too….

But you shut down.

You don’t know what to do or say.

It feels like life is whisking by and you are a spectator.

On the sidelines.

Watching everyone live, as you feel trapped.

Too many times I’ve been there.

But no more for me.

I solved it.

It doesn’t have to be this way for you, either.

Some of you are lost in a lot of anxiety and shyness.

Other’s coming on halfway through.

Or maybe you’re over the hump?

No matter where you are, you don’t
have to stay stuck there.

There is always more room to learn and grow.

That’s what’s great about life and being human.

Reach out, do your best.

Reach out to just ONE person today.

Even if it is just a small smile. Or a head nod.

Maybe even a quick hi.

Something small can open up a whole new world.

Life is happening all around you.

Waiting for you to jump in. Waiting for you to accelerate into it.

To drop right in.

Discover how to accelerate right past social anxiety
into the life you want:

David Hamilton
Founder of SocialExpression.NET