Re: Othello's 30 Day Challenge: College Edition
Day 3 : Last Ditch Effort
I am waking up with less nerves in my stomach about approaching. Today I planned on going earlier but I kept procrastinating. Either I like waiting till my back is against the wall to approach or nerves/over thinking hold me back. I'm thinking a combination.
I walk all over my campus today, I had my fair share of opportunities but just didn't do it. But as my friends and I were walking back to the dorms from basketball outside I knew it was now or never.
This girl was the last girl I had the chance to talk and thank God happened to be attractive.
I open with "Excuse me, do you have a smartphone? My phone has been messing up all day and I'm trying to figure out what's wrong" She says yes and pulls out her phone and I grab it an run! Lol jk. I then say, "Oh I know what's wrong, It doesn't have your number in it" with a straight face. She laughs turns to walk away but sees my holding my phone out and complies.
There was little transition, my phone had accidentally locked me out for 10 seconds for incorrect code so I jokingly told her that and chatted her up for a bit. I knew I wasn't going to follow up with this girl because I didn't put in enough effort into my approach. She was a sweet girl though, if I see her again I'll joke about it. I wasn't in my narcissistic way of thinking so the interaction was pretty basic. I didn't feel awkward though which was a plus.
Got her number and told her I'll text her and she can respond or not because I could have cared less if she responded. I just sent her, "OMG gurl that black guy who just approached you was hot!" for laughs. No response as anticipated but it's whatever I'm not taking any number for granted.
What I Learned
THE CHALLENGE CONTINUES. I am so motivated by not failing this challenge. Each day I pride myself on putting down a tally mark on a white piece of paper in my dorm room. It becomes my motivation not to fail, to get better, to unleash my full potential as a social creature. Having friends remind me of my streak and to push me is really a plus.
When I feel pressured to keep the streak alive I have no hesitation opening and I do a good job of getting the girl smiling. I always make a statement and assume the girls going to give me the number over asking.
I'm keeping track that my goal is not to get numbers but to get these girls to meet up with me again.
What To Work On
Be more confident. Go after what I want not just someone to fill the tally quota.
Take earlier shots stupid! I need to stop putting myself against the wall. I really have a problem approaching girls I find personally attractive.
If I start earlier in the day, I will be loose and wildly more successful.
Taking it one day at a time.
Keeping it sexy,
Stop Thinking,Start Living!