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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Went to the club and DANCED!!!!

I did it...


I've came so far from the days when people would invite me out and I'd sit at a table not talking to anyone


not only did I dance but I took the lead..

grabbed the girl by the hand and just did it..

damn it feels good to be a gangster lol
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 11:15 PM
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that it does buddy. I'm jealous haha
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 11:17 PM
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Awesome. Now it'll be easier every other time.

what the hell am i doing
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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yeah here are some tips for anyone who wants to go out and try it
  • It mostly feels awkward because you don't know how easy it is yet & your instinctively loss averse... you feel cautious because of how unpredictable it is, not because of how hard it is, all you really have to do is move your hips side to side and stay on beat... its elementary kiddie stuff, but feels big and challenging in your head.
  • Go out with somebody who's really nice and supportive, the girl I was dancing with is the sweetest girl in the world and is always positive and nice, think of it like a baby when they take their first steps.. you want to do it then be like "yaaaayyy I did it" because it encourages you to do it again and builds your confidence
  • When things aren't going your way, just SMILE, People wont think your akward if you look like your enjoying yourself, half the night I had this dumb smile on my face for no reason lmao, it kept me in the right mood to feel confident when it came time to dance
  • know when your overthinking and just take action.. I spent a lot of time, thinking about doing it but not doing it... I really would have had alot more fun if I just walked in the room with guns blazing dancing with everything in sight, yes that's a little bit hard for someone with SA, but honestly not so hard that me or anyone else could't do it.. I think it would have been massively worth it if I did.

hope that helps, I have another post about pulling the trigger in positive thinking if you need me to elaborate any further.
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Wow...that is a huge accomplishment! Congratulations my friend!!!!

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Hehehehe congrats man, I did the same thing 3 months ago in another city and it was really great feeling, it was my best night of my whole life, gangsta I wish there was a club in my city, but unfortunately my city is so sh$tty.
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loool "gangster" and congrats dude.

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yes congratz on this indeed......I haven't quite mastered this yet

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