When I’m out in public, anyone within three feet is someone I can start a conversation with. Using this rule as a reminder, I’ve become bolder and more outgoing and have met many interesting people.
I love this idea. It reminds me of when we were all kids. When we were little we would talk to anyone that was around (I know I have two nieces who are 4 and 7 and they literally talk to anybody who will listen). As youngsters we have no fear or rejection. If someone doesn’t want to talk to us, we move on to the next person.
As we grow up we become more self-conscious. We begin to fear rejection.
Do me a favor. Give the three foot rule a try today. Pick a situation and just go for it. Talk to a stranger today. If you get rejected, move on to another person. Set a goal to have one of these random conversations per day each day next week.
Who knows, you could meet somebody who might just make your day.