The biggest roadblock keeping you from your goals is that nagging feeling in the back of your head saying, "I might fail."
Complete this challenge to subject yourself to failure and rejection. You'll learn to stop letting that fear hold you back.
I procrastinated during weeks, i must confess... Each time i decided i had to do it i walked in the streets and was really nervous. Today i had the signs printed and said to myself that if i didn´t succeed, i´d make a photo with "I failed". But that felt so wrong inside me, it was something i had never felt, normally i´m not a competitive kind of person, but i think this is more ambition, and i didn´t know i had that inside me. So then i felt very strong and i did it in no time, it was not so horrible and then i felt so powerful, successful and happy, that i´m very proud of myself
It was fun! Bit nervous to begin with, but it was fun. They both said "Sure" pretty much as soon as I asked. Thanks for being so kind Sonya and Meenu!
I was actually surprised that I got rejected three times, but I at least but a smile one a few people's face and gave them a story for the day. Also, the guy who did accept got a lot of laughs from his friends :).
I started talking to him randomly about the book I am reading. (The 4-hour workweek) by Mister Tim Ferriss. Then I realized I could probably take a picture too. I guess I am not that shy.
So I went and did this.. and to make it extra hard, I decided to ask the hottest girl I would find. Well, it so happened that I failed, but the challenge was fun. I got to experiment with a known psychological experiment; When you get a no, ask for something less and you'll very likely get a yes. (if you're cold calling and get a no, ask for a reference to another possible client and you'll increase your likelihood of getting a yes and a lead). Anyway, when I got the "no", I asked her to take a photo of me with the "failed" sign, and she agreed .. :) Sorry for the blurry image, but the camera didn't focus ;) Always ask for a lesser favor (or sell a cheaper product [down-sell]) After I did this, I gave this poster to a friend who accepted the challenge and got a picture :) I then gave it to an acquaintance and asked him to take the challenge with a hottie ;)
I nearly talked myself out of it a few times."They're busy". "I don't want to disturb them". Whatever. I pulled myself together and the very first person I asked said yes. It was actually kind of fun, but I feel doing something like this is easy when someone tells you exactly what to do. I don't think I would have done this on my own.
Slightly scary but fun. Luckily I live. In a very friendly neighborhood
It felt good. It only hit me 10 seconds later after I left... that I can do anything. Anything at all. The fear of failure itself is worse than failure.
It went really well. This lady looked nice and when I asked her to take the picture, she said "Sure!" Easy pie. I learned that most people are excited to help out.
I cheated, she was my cocktail waitress, so I was bound to talk to her sooner or later... but I was very surprised, I found this to be a LOT harder then I originally thought it would be... maybe because I'm being put on blast... not too sure. She asked me what it was for, and I told her, and it was actually pretty cool. :)