Since the World Is a Stage, Don’t Let Fear Win
If you want to be brave, and be seen as such, you must act bravely—even if you don’t feel it inside at the time. If you want brave (cool, patient, flexible, caring, supportive) to become your relating style and reputation, you should ask God to help you become so, but you should also prepare yourself through study and practice, at home and away.
Even if you’re facing fears that have gotten the better of you in the past, fear of public speaking, fear of asking for a date, fear of meeting new people, with the right body language, facial expressions, and confident, friendly manner, you’ll make a positive, if not perfect, first impression, as you try to stretch yourself beyond those limitations.
You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression
How you present yourself, whether warm or cold, present or distant, confident or self-conscious, is how you will be seen by those you meet for the first time. Even without you saying a word, your first impression will then become your backstory—who you are until you prove differently. Continue reading “Since All the World is Actually a Stage”