I always remember my mother telling me when I was younger that I would grow out of my shyness. My childhood came and went. My teenage years went past and all of a sudden I was twenty years old, still very shy, had a low self esteem and I was unwilling to expand my comfort zone.
It took me 20 years to realize I needed to do something or else I would be locked inside my shell for the rest of my life.
I now realize that to get out of my shell I needed to really want it myself. It is so easy to give up that you will have to have the right mentality to take this journey on.
I recall many moments I on the brink of throwing in the white towel but I kept on fighting because I really, really wanted to break out. It could be said I was desperate.
That is the first step. To really, truly want it.
My family had often tried to get me to expand my comfort zone for years but I always said “no” to their suggestions. It wasn’t until I had a long stare at myself in the mirror and finally admitted to my self that I had a problem. I said to myself: “You are going to do this”
I called my older brother and got him to sign me up on a public speaking course he had been bugging me to attend. My journey stared. I took thhe first step step out of my shell. Because I wanted it.
If you want to overcome your shyness and change your life to the better you will have to want it. You will have to want it so much giving up is not an option.
Have a great day.