Now this isn't a major success in any way, but it's a pretty big personal victory. I was at the gym about two hours ago and I was doing my regular ab routine on a decline bench. Directly to the left of the bench are all of the treadmills and bikes where the basic cardio-bunnies go to get their fix. I'm an avid people watcher, so in-between sets I always look around the room and study people. I try to figure out their motives, what makes them tick, what got them to this point etc. I'm doing my normal gaze about the room and I see this absolutely beautiful girl running and chatting with her friend. She's short and skinny (my preference) with amazing legs and this exotic skin color that drove me nuts. I would rate her an 8/10. Now normally I would just glance her up and down for a bit and then continue on with my business. However, any girl that religiously goes to the gym has a 6th and 7th sense when a guy is checking them out, and she snapped to attention; making dead fucking eye contact with me. Without you guys I would have just glanced about the room as though I was daydreaming to play it off, but I remembered what I read. I maintained eye contact and smiled the best smile I've ever smiled. That shit was James Franco-level smile game. She smiled back warmly, turned to her friend and said something, then her friend looked at me and smiled as well.
At this point the old me would go "awesome, she probably thinks I'm attractive. I'll take that thought and apply it to my ego. I'll touch myself to that later when I fantasize about actually going up to her, charming the two of them and fucking them in the showers".
No. That's not me anymore. I'm done with that shit. I hopped off the bench, and made a B-line straight towards them. Then I made a sharp right turn towards the drinking fountains. What can I say? I was nervous as fuck and never did anything like this before, and this girl is so. hot. I got a sip of water so I could test to see if I knew how to swallow anymore. I knew. I stood up, wiped my mouth off, turned around and said to myself "Man up, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take". I love you, TRP. I made my second B-Line straight towards her, and this time I had the momentum of confidence keeping my path straight. I walked up to her, and with a cheeky smile said "Hi, I'm Stan."
I made them laugh a lot and she was very eager to text me as soon as she got out of the gym. My legs were shaking the whole time, but I did it, you beautiful bastards. Were going out this weekend and I'm not nervous at all. In fact, the only thing I feel is excited and proud.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Read. Educate yourself. You'll be surprised when the things you learn come in to play, and even more surprised when you find you're subconsciously applying them.
I Just thought I'd share my story and I know I'll come back and have more to share.