By: Connor Judson Garrett – June 7, 2016
As human beings, we hate projections it’s no fun and it hurts, but it’s also a guaranteed part of putting yourself out there. Whether it’s for a job, a relationship, or anything else you have to learn to love rejection (or convince yourself you do) in order to be persistent enough to get what you want. In light of that, I challenge you every time you go to a new place to talk to strangers.
In a new place, where you don’t know a soul there’s nothing to lose – if you have an awkward encounter all you’ve lost at worst is a bit of pride. But traveling is the time to be whatever you want to be – try out different personas – this doesn’t have to be a front. People evolve, but sometimes the old setting makes it hard to be the new you that you’ve known was in there all along. Ask questions, gather stories, and broaden your own perspective. If you do this social exercise you’ll realize you’ve got nothing to lose, and everything to gain by reaching out.