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Two Strikes and You're Back Into Pickup

Becoming disappointed in yourself is a unique region in the realm of disappointment, because no amount of time and understanding makes it go away. The only remedy for it is to change yourself-- in fact, this is one of the best sources of motivation for self-improvement. I've recently become disappointed in my self, illustrated by these two strikes.

Strike One

A common excuse from guys who fail to approach girls is that none of the girls are their type, or that none of them are attractive enough. Sometimes this is actually a legitimate reason for not approaching, but far more often it's an ego-preserving shield against actually facing the fear of approach.

Learning Pickup Will Change Your Life

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Disclaimer: Pickup is not some weird skill where guys try to sleep with tons of girls; pickup is intended to merely widen your dating life and allow you to meet the girl of your dream. Some guys use it to slay as many girls as possible; however, that’s not the point.

If you ever tried cold approach pickup (where you go up to a random girl and try to get her to go on a date with you) then you know how scary it is. The first time I cold approached in a mall my hands shook with an intense fear while the girl gave me her phone number. For the first couple of months I suffered from severe approach anxiety in the club. The thought of approaching a stranger seemed horrifying. Each time I approached a random girl my heart beat so fast. It was nerve-racking.

It’s kind of weird, despite the popularity of pickup no one ever cold approaches really. I stumbled upon the book The Game when I was 17 I believe. The book changed my life. I thought I found a holy grail which would change my life forever. 17 year old Liam finished this book faster than he ever read a book in his life. The book helped my confidence tremendously, but I never approached a single girl outside of my social circle. Years went by and I always dreamed of being a master pickup-artist; to develop the ability to make any girl fall in love with you.

I used what little “tactics” I knew to land two girlfriends over 4 years and to go on a half dozen dates. Slowly, but surely I developed more confidence in myself as time went on. Then my last relationship fizzled out. I broke up with Lisa 4 times before finally ending it. I wanted to become better with women and meet the girl of my dreams. I was tired of settling.

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