Two years after discovering PUA books, I finally went out to sarge for the first time today. I've read multiple books, loads of advice, and a lot on these forums in the meanwhile.
It took me so long because I used to be dead terrified of girls. They used to bring me down, always seemed far away from me and I didn't seem to have anything to do with them. It was a miracle if I made it to the friend zone - at least weren't disgusted by me. All this ended four years ago but it still lingers around in my mind from time to time.
I had my 'deadline' for starting to open women on the street set on the 8th of January. That's the first day after the winter break.
Anyways, I went out there today after school and took the subway to Beurs in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. When I got out and the first couple of minutes after that, I didn't really expect myself to approach a women in a pick up manner.
However, as time progressed I felt like I might be able to do it. My confidence grew as I kept on walking back and forth throughout quite a big outdoor shopping mall.
I had set my goal to opening at least one attractive girl that I would normally fantasize about with "Hey, I saw you walking and I just wanted to say you look really cute". Then she'd reply and I'd say "Well that's what I wanted to say". Then walk away.
Like I said time progressed and confidence grew. I felt like if it didn't happen today, I'd be disappointed but it will happen soon. I didn't see that many girls walking by themselves. I must have walked around there for like two hours and 'only' saw ten girls that could be in my fantasy that I could have approached. But then again, ten girls are quite a lot if all you have to do is approach one.
I didn't approach any girl. I started to feel like I love my comfort zone too much. That's the main reason I just didn't approach. After reading and seeing a lot of people approaching online I don't think I have 'true' aa anymore. But the comfort zone got in the way. Furthermore, throughout my life I've been afraid of success, which might also play a part.
So at the end of the day I didn't approach any girl but I feel a lot more confident in my efforts to do so. It will happen soon.