Monday, May 28, 2012

How to Succeed at Anything

From Approach Anxiety, the author wrote this specifically about approaching women, but I can't help noticing that it has more universal applications:
Fail. Fail again. Fail differently. Fail better. Fail harder. Fail quicker. Fail smarter. Fail clearer. Fail funnier. Fail badly. Fail well. Fail painfully. Fail on purpose. Fail by accident. Fail and learn. Fail without learning. Fail in the cold. Fail in bookstores. Fail in malls. Fail on the train. Fail on Valentine's Day. Fail your friends. Fail your family. Fail yourself. Fail everyone. Fail society. Fail again. Fail when you thought you were done failing. Fail and feel good. Fail and feel bad. Fail and wonder where you are going. Fail and know. Fail and feel sick. Fail and get embarrassed. Fail and hate yourself. Fail and love yourself. Fail and get hurt. Fail and get rejected. Fail when you didn't think you could fail. Fail and face your fear. Fail and get past your fear. Fail and find more fear.
And that's just for starters...

Why are you still reading this? Go fail at something.


  1. Holy crap... Reading that whole bit, my eyes almost glazed over. If that is any indication, I essentially crammed forty years of life into the last four years of failing.

    1. And yet, here you are, still at it.

      Fail on, girl :-)

  2. Huh. Maybe that's why I don't have a girlfriend. So scared of failing I just don't even talk to them. I'll have to give this some thought.

  3. If that's true, this site is a great place to start. The guy who writes Approach Anxiety isn't your typical Pick-Up Artist guru. He's comes off as more of just a regular guy who's just as scared shitless to talk to girls as the rest of us are.

    He talks about the fear a LOT, so when he gives advice on how to deal with it, it actually seems practical.