I’m an avid reader of books.
I read science fiction books. I read whatever Amazon’s website suggest I read. I read free books. I read paid books. I read soft skills related books (self-improvement, management, etc).
I’ve read similar books before: those that tell you to do what you want to do, go with your passion. This one is a bit different. It sticks. I’ve finished it about a month ago and I still can’t let it go.
It starts innocently enough. Talks about the need to act. The flinch that holds us back. Gives a few homework tasks: I’ve nailed the first two rather easily – just take a shower in cold water and go break a cup. Mind you – I usually skip assignments that I find in books – it feels rather silly to me – like clapping your hands in a folk dancing routine (I don’t do that when I go folk dancing). But this book somehow compelled me to do things.
My problem started with the third assignment in the book. It’s rather simple really – strike a conversation with the next person you meet. Bam. I am stuck. Been trying to do it for the past month with no real luck. What can I say? I am an introvert.
Why I am writing this here? Because I have taken this as something I need to crack for myself. To be able to get past my flinch when talking to people.
And I will. One day.
My only suggestion here is for you to go and read this book. It’s free – and it is just a click away.
* If you’re looking for more books – here’s a list of books that left an impression on me.