Full text of How to Become More Confident: Lay Down on the Street for 30sec by Till H. Groß at TEDxDonauinsel conference.
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In order to start, I have three questions for you. And the first question is, who of you know this feeling? Your heart starts to race, your knees are getting weak, you get this whiff in your stomach, your hands start to sweat, who of you know this? Raise your hand and say yep really loud.
Okay, perfect. Second question: Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to do something? I don’t know, like walk up to a beautiful girl, in a huge class raise your hand and ask a question, contradict to the authority, whatsoever. But then, you got this feeling of nervous, anxiety and because of this feeling, you didn’t do what you actually wanted to do. Have experienced this? Raise your hand and say, yep really loud.
All right, perfect. So last question: Have you ever experienced this in a situation, wanted to do something, then you’re anxious, scared, whatsoever but you still did it and experienced one of two things: either it was not scary as you thought, or you did it over and over again and at one point you’re not nervous at all anymore. Have experienced this? Raise your hand and say yep really loud.